2017 Impact: Protecting Our Foundation Through Soil Health Back »

Why is soil health important? Getting down to the nitty gritty, soil is the foundation upon which our daily lives and livelihoods rely. Healthy soil holds and filters water and provides nutrients to plants. Healthy soil produces food for humans and livestock alike. Healthy soil sustains life – even in times of drought and securely for future generations.

Is my soil healthy? SDSU Extension helps South Dakotans answer this question by connecting producers and landowners to soil health information, test kits, diagnostic tools and consultations.

Program priorities:

  • Cover crop nutrient cycling on croplands
  • Soil health economics
  • Herbicide residual effects on cover crops after corn silage and wheat

No-till Systems on nearly half of South Dakota cropland in 2017

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