Soil health is an ongoing process and there is almost always more that can be done to improve it so your crops grow healthy, your water stays clean and clear, and your soil stays put. It can be daunting to think about how to know what positive steps you are doing already and what improvements can be made. Luckily there are numerous resources on the best ways to improve your soil’s health.
The USDA recently shared their recommendations for best soil health practices, including minimizing disturbance, keeping soil covered as much as possible, and increasing biodiversity (living things in the soil) and plant roots. They also have an easy to use tool to help you locate your NRCS office for free local assistance on your farm. Learn more here.