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Accessible indicators of soil health

Soil health is a movement.  It is more than just a scientific concept.  By engaging land managers in learning about and collecting their own soil health data (citizen science), we can learn more about soil health and encourage adoption of soil health promoting practices. 

Role of labile carbon in soil health

Decades of research has shown the importance of labile carbon, or carbon that is easily metabolized by soil microorganisms, to healthy soil functioning.  There many ways to measure this, and research shows it is both sensitive to management and linked to important soil functions (like microbial activity, supplying nutrients to crops, and more).  We explore scientific underpinnings and importance of labile carbon to soil health.

Soil-Plant Interactions in the McDaniel Lab

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