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Soil Health Benefits and Improvement Tips 

Healthy soil increases resilience of rangelands to weather variability and predicted climate change. It also offers enhanced water-holding capacity and increased nutrient cycling.
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Healthy soils are fundamental to sustainable rangelands.  

Healthy soil increases resilience of rangelands to weather variability and predicted climate change. It also offers enhanced water-holding capacity and increased nutrient cycling.  

To improve soil health: 

  1. Armor the soil 
  1. Minimize disturbance 
  1. Focus on plant diversity  
  1. Keep a living root year-round 
  1. Follow proper livestock integration 

Download the infographic from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shares more of soil’s important benefits.  

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Resources & Case Studies

Soil Health Benefits Infographic

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