2.2 Impact on Agricultural Productivity

This subsection provides an overview of impacts that solar development may have on agricultural land. The discussion of these impacts is divided into the following subtopics: construction grading and soil preservation, compaction, erosion, weed control, toxicity, and pollinators, followed by a brief discussion of decommissioning. The subtopic discussions illustrate that solar development, with proper planning and implementation, results in a small but manageable impact on the future agricultural productivity of the land on which it is sited. Further, these discussions also illustrate that solar development is unlikely to significantly affect the agricultural productivity of neighboring properties now or in the future. 

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