Soils & Fertility

Soil has been called the “fine, thin skin” of our planet’s land. Healthy soils are essential to sustainable agriculture and thus we need to constantly improve our management of this critical resource, especially as we ask our agricultural soils to produce more food and fiber with fewer inputs and less environmental impact. Working with many partners, CSANR continues to study soil quality across the state to develop recommendations for improved management, be it reducing soil erosion, increasing carbon storage, suppressing soil-borne diseases, providing adequate crop nutrition, or recycling organic wastes.

Soils & Fertility Pages