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Farming in the 21st Century: A Practical Approach to Improve Soil Health

Soil health is improved by disturbing the soil less, growing the greatest diversity of crops (in rotation and as diverse mixtures of cover crops), maintaining living roots in the soil as much as possible (with crops and cover crops), and keeping the soil covered with residue at all times. This handout produced by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service summarizes why soil health is important and how to make improvements on your farm.

Author
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publisher
Washington, DC: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Page Numbers
8
Publication Date
November 13, 2012
Publication Type
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos
State
National
Keywords
Environmental Benefits

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