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Healthy soil


Soil health management enhances the biological and physical properties of soil, improving nutrient cycling and structure.


Cover Cropping

Planting cover crops helps prevent soil erosion, improve soil structure, enhance organic matter content, and increase biodiversity. These crops protect and nourish the soil during off-season periods when fields might otherwise be left bare.


Advantage: Enhanced fertility


Soil health management improves the soil's structure, nutrient content, and microbial activity, leading to more fertile ground that can support robust plant growth.

Advantage: Sustainability

By increasing organic matter and reducing the need for synthetic fertilizers, soil health management helps sequester carbon and mitigates greenhouse gas emissions, supporting overall environmental sustainability.

Disadvantage: Initial costs

Implementing soil health management practices can be complex and costly at first, requiring new knowledge, tools, and potentially significant changes to existing farming practices.

Disadvantage: Slow gains

The benefits of soil health management, such as improved fertility and increased yield, may take several seasons to become apparent, requiring patience and a long-term commitment that may not suit all farmers.

Soil probe

Left: A soil sample being taken for analysis

Right: Soil degradation and erosion due to poor management

Eroded soil
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