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Building Healthy Pasture Soils

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By Lee Rinehart ~ NCAT Program Specialist

Published: October 2017

Updated: n/a



16 pages


This publication, a supplement to ATTRA's Managed Grazing Tutorial session on Pasture Fertility, introduces properties of soil, discusses evaluation and monitoring of soil quality, and introduces grazing management principles and techniques that promote healthy soil.

Table of Contents

Properties of Soil
Organic Matter, Soil Biology, and Nutrient Cycles
Assessing Soil Quality
Soil-Degradation and Regenerative Soil Management
Making the Transition to Sustainable Pasture Fertility
Keeping It Simple...
Further Resources
Appendix: The Soil Carbon Pathway

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