Maintaining soil health is key to promoting sustainable agricultural practices. The overall goal of sustainable agriculture is to ensure that future generations are able to utilize healthy agricultural practices without compromising yield. Healthy soil is linked to numerous benefits, including – but not limited to – positive yield, water holding capacity, decreased runoff rates, and filtration of contaminants.
However, don’t just take our word for it
Crops & Soils states “there are clear benefits from increased organic matter with reduced erosion, greater nutrient utilization, reduced nitrogen leaching, and better water quality”.
“Beneficial organisms improve soil structure, cycle nutrients and reduce the impact of soilborne diseases, while pests and pathogens feed on roots and debilitate plants. Because soil organisms are the regulators that drive many important soil processes, it is impossible to discuss issues related to soil health without considering the biology of the soil”
– Soil Health, Soil Biology, Soilborne Diseases and Sustainable Agriculture