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Tools for measuring soil health

With so much talk about soil health, have you ever wondered why soil tests don't provide more complete soil health information? Our friends in the Extension nutrient management team host a monthly podcast, and this month they took a look at the different ways that we can measure soil health. While this podcast is typically geared towards field crops producers, the content in this episode is really useful for fruit and vegetable growers!

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Here's the episode description and links to the podcast. Enjoy!

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we discuss soil health tests. What is the consensus definition of soil health? What should growers look for in soil health tests, and how should they go about testing their fields? What research is available in Minnesota tying soil health tests to crop performance and yield?

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