Soil Health

Unlock the Secrets in the Soil



Soil Health is soil managed to its maximum potential through a system of conservation practices, including no-till, cover crops, advanced nutrient and pest management, and buffers and drainage systems where appropriate.


California Soil Health Information

Links to Useful Soil Health Publications

  • Beyond the Beginning: The Zero Till Evolution (PDF; 3.16 MB) No-till systems and soil health
  • The Biology of Soil Compaction (PDF; 728 KB)                        
  • The Furrow February 2013 Issue is devoted to understanding the basics and benefits of soil health. Interviews with subject matter experts and farmers from across the country.See more


PowerPoint Presentations

Soil Health Related Videos

Soil Health References

National NRCS Soil Health Website

Or check out a National NRCS Soil Health component by clicking on one of the pictures below.

Dig a Little, Learn a LotSoil Health Theater

Media Get the Dirt on itGrow with it




California Soil Health Contact

Dennis Chessman, State Conservation Agronomist, (530) 792-5659,