Soil Health incorporates biological, chemical, and physical components that function together as one productive system.
Healthy soil creates a fully functioning system that can provide many benefits for farming practices and the environment. By incorporating management practices that reduce the amount of disturbance to the soil, increase the amount of residue and plant cover left on the soil's surface, integrates different plant varieties, and focuses on keeping living roots within the soil, the soil's natural system will take over and beneficial organisms and processes will autormatically establish. Integrating soil health into farming management practices can increase crop productivity and profitability, creating a more sustainable farming practice for the future of your farm. Scroll to learn more about soil health in Central Washington.