IDEAS & ADVICE
SOIL HEALTH BASICS
Only in recent years have researchers and progressive producers begun to take a close look at the biology in the soil. They now believe that biology--the life in the soil--is the key to building healthy soils that are key to long-lasting productivity. Healthy soils have better soil structure, ability to hold water, high organic matter levels, and more.
Learn more about the basics of soil health and how to achieve healthy soils by reading through these excellent 2-page fact sheets developed by the USDA/NRCS.
Five Questions Landowners Should Ask their Farmers about Soil Health
Healthy Soils are: Full of Life
Healthy Soils are: High in Organic Matter
Healthy Soils are: Well Structured
Healthy Soils are: Covered All the Time
Principles for High-Functioning Soils
Healthy, Productive Soils: Checklist for Growers
Unlock the Secrets in the Soil: Basics and Benefits