Living on The Land: Soil Health Principles

Brian Tuck, Garrett Duyck, Susan Kerr, Shilah Olson and Ellen Hammond
EC 1647 | Published October 2015, Reviewed 2023


This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on to ensure you have healthy, productive soil. Topics include cover crops and role that bacteria, fungi, nematodes and worms play in the formation and overall health of your soil.

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About the authors

Garrett Duyck
Soil Conservationist
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA (Wasco County, Oregon)
Susan Kerr
Extension regional livestock and dairy specialist
Washington State University
Shilah Olson
Conservation planner
Wasco County Soil & Water Conservation District, Oregon
Ellen Hammond
Water quality specialist
Oregon Department of Agriculture

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