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Soil Health in Minnesota

 A healthy soil ecosystem can be easily seen by living roots and organisms like the earthworm you can see and microbial populations which you cannot. They bring healthiness to the soil as seen by the stable soil aggregates. These stable aggregates allow rain water to infiltrate into the soil, replenishing moisture reserves, allowing excess water to drain downward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Soil is a living and life-giving substance, without which we would perish.

As world population and food production demands rise, keeping our soil healthy and productive is of paramount importance. So much so that we believe improving the health of our Nation’s soil is one of the most important conservation endeavors of our time.

The resources on this soil health section of our Minnesota NRCS website is designed to help visitors understand the basics and benefits of soil health—and to learn about Soil Health Management Systems from farmers who are using those systems.

Interested in learning more about Soil Health?  Stop by your local NRCS Field Office in Minnesota.