Soil Health Toolbox

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 research-based soil health resources throughout the region.

Check back often, as we will continue to build out our resources and will be debuting more soil health toolbox “drawers” soon!

Soil Properties

There are three types of soil properties: physical, chemical and biological.

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On-Farm Research for Soil Health

Learn more about on-farm research for soil health, from hosting to implementing, sharing results and involving citizen scientists.

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Soil Health Nexus Blog

Monthly articles on soil health from Soil Health Nexus members and partners.

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Manure and Soil Health

Explore the latest research on the relationship between manure, soil health, and water.

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The North Central Region Water Network supports regional soil health capacity building through its Impact 2020 initiative. The Network is made up of a 12-state collaboration between Extension water resource professionals and university, federal, state, NGO and industry partners.

Soil Health Entities by State

Find University, Extension and USDA NRCS soil health resources by state.

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Soil Health and Water Quality Webinar

This edition of The Current featured the latest research from across the region on the connection between cover crops, tile drainage and tillage timing on nutrient and sediment runoff.

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Examining Soil Health Perceptions

This data-brief shares the results of the Soil Health Nexus team’s recent study of soil health perceptions.  The survey works to identify barriers to adoption, characterize resource needs, and examine how different audiences define soil health.

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Soil Health Demonstration and Assessment Videos

Learn how to conduct various soil health demonstrations and in-field assessments.

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