Soil Health

Soil Health Assessment

This video series produced by University of Illinois Extension demonstrates three creative ways to assess the soil health of your farm.

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SARE Interactive Exploration of Soil Health

More and more, producers are understanding that healthy soils are more productive and lead to healthier crops. Dig into this interactive infographic to learn more about sustainable production practices that can help build healthy soil. Explore the on-farm benefits of using cover crops, crop rotation, manure amendments, composting and more on the complex web of life below the surface of the soil.

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NRCS Soil Health Fact Sheets

NRCS Soil Health Fact Sheets provide information on soil health for all growers – from the general basics to the specific details.

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NRCS Soil Health

Soil health is defined as the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans. Healthy soil gives us clean air and water, bountiful crops and forests, productive grazing lands, diverse wildlife, and beautiful landscapes.

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MCCC Cover Crop Decision Tool

The Cover Crop Decision Tools are an initiative by the MCCC to consolidate cover crop information by state to help farmers make cover crop selections at the county level. The information and ratings contained in the Cover Crop Decision Tool is the team consensus based on literature, research results, on-farm experience and practical knowledge.

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MCCC Cover Crop Modules

MCCC is offering cover crop slide sets available for free use by any educator in the U.S. and can be adapted to meet local needs. MCCC has presented these slide sets as live webinars, and the recordings and slide sets will be posted after each presentation.

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