Visit to the experimental field in Calabria: soil erosion due to excessive rainfall

Tuesday 17th of April Valerio Crescenzo, Biopoplar’s technical manager, visited the experimental field in San Marco Argentano (Calabria, Italy) to verify its condition and assist to the sowing of cover crops. Due to bad weather this sowing had to be postponed several times since December.

During his visit, he was impressed by the strong impact of the heavy rainfall that had struck this Italian region last winter: a strong soil erosion in one of the three areas concerned by the project, causing a real gully that swallowed the planted saplings.

Shortly the project team needs to evaluate how to face this situation.