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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.




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National NRCS Soil Health Website

NRCS California Plant Material Center Website

California Farmers Share Their Stories in Videos

Landowner Profiles for Print

Local Soil Health Activities in California

Cover Crops in California

Media Stories

Soil Health: The Basics




Soil Health References

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 it

Grow with it





California Soil Health Contact

Hudson Minshew, State Conservation Agronomist, (530) 792-5659,


Updated: 09/14/2020