Soil Health Nexus

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Soil Health Nexus Looks to Better Understand your Soil Health Challenges

April 11, 2018
The Soil Health Nexus is conducting a short survey to better understand your soil health challenges. Which benefits of soil health are most important to you? What practices do you use to improve soil health? Water quality? Sharing your insights can help them develop information resources to better meet your needs.

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How do You Define Soil Health?

April 4, 2018
For many people the definition of soil health depends on their perspective and use of the soil. While definitions can vary widely, there are four common practices that everyone should consider to ensure healthy soil biota.

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Figure 1. Manure being applied in a corn field, using a drag-hose system. Learn more in this month's Soil Health Nexus Blog article.
Figure 1. Manure being applied in a corn field, using a drag-hose system. Learn more in this month's Soil Health Nexus Blog article.

Can Manure Improve Soil Health or Soil Quality?

February 8, 2018
Is land application of manure something you're considering or practicing? Two university research articles look at potential effects on soil health and soil quality.

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Illustrating improved soil aggregates from manure applications.

How Manure Impacts Soil Aggregation

July 6, 2017
Researchers compare differences between soils fertilized with three types of manure versus commercial products and note four benefits, including an increase in water-stable large macro-aggregates that hold P differently.

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