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See what healthy soil looks like

See what healthy soil looks like

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The rich, deep color of this soil indicates exactly what healthy soil looks like. Use of a diverse blend of crops, grasses, and cover crops creates a protective blanket that feeds and nurtures the soil.

 

Keywords Soil. Soil Health. Organic matter. Cover crops. Crop residue.

 

Location: Illinois

 

Learn more at the "Soil Health | NRCS" web site:

www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/soils/health

 

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Taken on June 8, 2012