Soil Health Resources

The Soil Health Nexus team is dedicated to increasing regional access to soil health research, knowledge, extension, and resources. This webpage serves as a hub for soil health resources throughout the region.  Check back often, as we will continue to build out our resources and will be debuting a soil health toolbox soon!

Soil Health Nexus Fact Sheet

This fact sheet explains how the Soil Health Nexus team was formed, how we are addressing issues, and the progress that’s been made to date.
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Soil Health Resources by State

Find University, Extension and USDA NRCS soil health resources by state.
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Videos from the Second National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health

Videos were made of all the presentations at the conference, which was hosted by the Soil and Water Conservation Society with funding from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
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Manure Land Application and Soil Health Indicators

This report and data-brief summarize the effects of manure on soil characteristics.

Synthesis of Short- and Long-term Studies Reporting Soil Quality Metrics under Agricultural and Municipal Biosold Applications

This report and data-brief summarizes and interprets the effect of manure and municipal biosolds on soil properties.

Winter Manure Application: Management Practices and Environmental Impact

This report and data-brief summarize the latest science and regulations for winter manure application and make conclusions accordingly.

Winter Manure Application: Research Needs and Future direction and Literature Review

As a supplement to the winter manure report and data-brief researchers created a document summarizing relevant winter manure studies and a brief summarizing research needs and the future direction of winter manure science.