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Soil Health Literature

The Science Behind Healthy Soil

The information in the Soil Health Literature files offered below is compiled from peer-reviewed papers relating to the impact of conservation practices on soil physical and chemical properties important for soil health, as summarized by our soil health specialists. Please note that the peer-reviewed papers and conservation practices included are not exhaustive and will be added to periodically. The current focus of the literature review is on soil physical and chemical properties. The intent is to address soil biology and economics in future revisions.

USDA employees and others with USDA Active Directory accounts have full access to reprints of peer-reviewed papers and the interactive database matrix, summaries, and citations at the Science, Soils, & Technology for Soil Health SharePoint (employee intranet).

Soil Health Literature