Farmers and ranchers are talking a lot about soil health these days, because they appreciate how healthy soil supports productivity. But there are many dimensions to sustainable soil management—soil testing, crop rotation and tillage choices all influence soil properties. It can sometimes be hard to see how these practices work together to improve the soil.

SARE’s new infographic, What is Soil Health?, explores how sustainable management practices impact soil structure, water holding capacity and erosion while increasing the resilience and profitability of the entire system.

Use it to explore the complex relationships between farming practices, the management benefits they provide, and the diverse world of organisms that make a healthy soil.SARE soil health graphic