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Soil Health

Managing soil health: Concepts and practices. Agroecology In Practice Fact Sheet EE0026.
Penn State Extension.
Information for farmers and gardeners who want to understand the physical, chemical, and biological components of healthy soil and how to manage them.
Soil health principles and practices videos
This video series, created by the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, offers a primer on soil health principles and captures immigrant and refugee farmers discussing how and why they've made soil health a priority on their farms.
The Complete Guide to Restoring Your Soil
Dale Strickler
This book contains the blueprints for restoring our degraded soils. It begins with the principles of soil development like improving gaseous exchange in soil, optimizing mineral fertility, increasing microbial biomass, maximizing the capture of solar energy through photosynthesis, and capturing and storing rainfall.
A Soil Owner's Manual: How to Restore and Maintain Soil Health
Jon Stika
A Soil Owner’s Manual: Restoring and Maintaining Soil Health, is about restoring the capacity of your soil to perform all the functions it was intended to perform.
Soil Biology Primer
Soil and Water Conservation Society
The Soil Biology Primer introduces the living component of soil and how it contributes to agricultural productivity and to air and water quality.
Building soils for better crops: Ecological management for healthy soils, 4th Edition
Fred Magdoff and Harold Van Es
The 4th edition of Building Soils for Better Crops is a one-of-a-kind, practical guide to ecological soil management. It provides step-by-step information on soil-improving practices as well as in-depth background—from what soil is to the importance of organic matter.
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