Soil Health Principles

2014 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health

SARE Outreach
2014

National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health logo

This session covered basic soil health principles necessary to build soil health, such as minimizing soil disturbance, keeping the soil covered at all times, growing a living root year round and using plant diversity above ground to increase diversity below. It also reviewed soil health testing procedures.

Soil Health Planning Principles: Farming into the 21st Century (PDF)

Ray Archuleta, Conservation Agronomist, USDA-NRCS

 

Evaluating Soil Health on Your Farm (PDF)

Dr. Jill Clapperton, Principal Scientist and President, Rhizoterra Inc

 

Soil Testing in Nature's Image: Using Green Chemistry to Evaluate Soil Health (PDF)

Dr. Rick Haney, Soil Chemist/Microbiologist, USDA-ARS

 

Presentations from the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health include: