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Managing soil health from the ground up

Soil scientist Stephen Crittenden with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada offered a presentation earlier this year on soil health. As producers are likely to face more and new extremes that challenge their crops, identifying management practices that complement the soil and water in their respective growing regions will be essential.

It’s a better understanding that has the potential to provide producers with more resilient management practices that improve soil health and ultimately improve yields.

But as you’ll hear, what works in one agricultural area does not necessarily transfer to another. In this video, Crittenden discusses some of the soil research being done, his thoughts on sustainability, the role of phosphorous and how a ’soil health index’ could be a useful tool for producers in the near future.

Video by Greg Berg.

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