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How to Assess Soil Health on Grazing Lands Using a Shovel and a Knife

In this video, NCAT Regenerative Grazing Specialist Justin Morris demonstrates how to do a soil health assessment on a pasture without having to send in soil samples to a laboratory. Using sight, smell, and touch — and a shovel and a knife — this assessment can determine the health of the soil in your pasture in less than 30 minutes.

This podcast is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.