We define soil health as the capacity of a soil to function as a vital, living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans.
The four key Soil Health Principles which apply to all land uses include:
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CCSI and partners work with producers to help them implement a systems approach – adopting a suite of practices to synergistically improve the health of their soils.
Diverse conservation crop rotations
Prescriptive conservation buffers
Integrated weed and pest management
Adaptive nutrient management
Precision farming technology
Integrated livestock and manure
Diverse and Strategic cover crop integration