A Handle on Soil Health

For decades, farmer decisions regarding soil health practices lacked adequate science-based validation. The Soil Health Institute seeks to end this disconnect by evaluating 31 soil health indicators that predict the sustainability and productivity of tested soils.

The Furrow provides an overview of SHI’s efforts to determine which of these indicators best reflect a soil’s health and productivity.

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“The concept of soil health is good not only for farmers and ranchers but also for the environment. But the lack of a widely-applicable method of assessing soil health is a significant barrier to further adoption,” -Wayne Honeycutt