University of Maryland Extension

Soil Health is a topic of growing concern that addresses many aspects of modern agricultural systems, from productivity and yield to water quality and carbon sequestration. After an in-depth needs analysis, Soil Health was chosen as the focal topic for a new three-year professional development program for Ag Service Providers, sponsored by USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) and University of Maryland Extension. 

This site serves as a clearing house for research-based information on the farming practices that are best-suited for increasing and maintaining soil health in Maryland.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number NEUMD14-001 (completed) and NEUMD17-001 (current).

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