Soil management and health, features articles and videos in three primary sections:
- Soil properties – includes descriptions of Minnesota soils and how they are formed, the importance of soil structure and the roles of organic matter and soil biology in building structure.
- Tillage and soil management – includes resources for reducing soil compaction and erosion, managing crop residue, and evaluating tillage systems.
- Cover crops – includes discussions on the benefits of cover crops and resources for selecting, establishing and maintaining them.
- Soil fertility - provides a direct link to the U of M Extension Nutrient management website, which houses current crop fertilizer suggestions and data from the University of Minnesota.
The website also includes presentations, an A to Z library to find topics more easily, and links to other University soil websites.
Visit the new Soil management and health website at z.umn.edu/soil.