Caring for the Soil as a Living System

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2006

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In organic and sustainable cropping systems, the soil life is the engine of soil fertility and crop production, as well as the guardian of long-term soil health. In this information sheet developed by the Virginia Association for Biological Farming, the importance of caring for the soil is explained, along with the benefits of soil life and sustainable ways to feed your soil.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.