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6 components of soil-quality management

  • 6 components of soil-quality management

    Farmers know they can't make any more land, but many are learning they can still add to their operation by making the land they already have even better. By focusing on biologically based management systems that improve soil quality, they're able to add production without adding acres, add profits without adding inputs, and add sustainability without adding risk. Here are the six components of soil-quality management.

  • 1. Enhance organic matter

    1. Enhance organic matter

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  • 2. Prevent soil compaction

    2. Prevent soil compaction

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  • 3. Avoid excessive tillage

    3. Avoid excessive tillage

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  • 4. Manage pests and nutrients efficiently

    4. Manage pests and
    nutrients efficiently

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  • 5. Keep the ground covered

    5. Keep the ground covered

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  • 6. Diversify cropping systems

    6. Diversify cropping
    systems

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Here are the six components of soil-quality management.

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