As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Bijesh Maharjan of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, presents “Soil Health Gap: Benchmark for the Soil health Measurement”. This presentation was originally broadcast on October 28, 2020.
Growing call and need for sustainable agriculture has brought deserved attention to soil and to efforts towards improving soil health. Numerous research and field experiments are underway to determine soil health in terms of physicochemical and biological indicators and identify different management practices that can improve it. We will discuss “Soil Health Gap”, which can benchmark soil health management efforts. It can be used to determine extent of soil degradation and maximum attainable soil health benefits using different practices.