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Soil Health Information and Assessment


- Cover Crops

- Soil Health Fact Sheets

- How Does Soil Function? (PDF; 362 KB)

- Soil Quality Indicator Sheets

- Does Glomalin Hold Your Farm Together? (PDF; 199 KB)

- Crop Rotation Intensity and Diversity Worksheet (XLS; 113 KB)

- Soil Health Video: Evaluating Aggregate Strength  offsite link image    Idaho NRCS Agronomist, Marlon Winger describes the soil aggregate test that helps define soil health.


Soil Health Assessment and Guides

- In Field Soil Health Assessment Guide (PDF; 3.5 MB) New

- In Field Soil Health Assessment Card (PDF; 2 MB) New

- Soil Health Guide - Guide Sheet (PDF; 395 KB)

- Soil Health Guide - Biological (PDF; 354 KB)

- Soil Health Guide - Bulk Density (XLSX; 368 KB)

- Soil Health Guide - Electrical Conductivity (XLSX; 17 KB)

- Soil Health Guide - Infiltration (XLSX; 12 KB)

- Soil Health Guide - Nitrogen (XLSX; 700 KB)

- Soil Health Guide - pH (XLSX; 326 KB)

- Soil Health Guide - Phosphorus (XLSX; 174 KB)

- Soil Health Guide - Texture & Structure (XLSX; 549 KB)