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Soil health and water quality

November 28, 2012

making the connection
Minnesotans rely on soil to sustain life.† Soil is critical for the production of food, fuel and fiber. Yet, we donít think that much about that resource directly under our feet.

Soil and water are strongly linked. Implementing conservation practices to improve soil health improves water quality as well. Healthy soils perform many functions such as improving infiltration, retaining water for crops, using excess nutrients, filtering storm water and resisting erosion.

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