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Soil Health Management Practices and Crop Productivity

Healthy soils constitute the foundation of thriving ecosystems and societies and are directly tied to food and nutritional security, water quality, human health, climate change mitigation/adaptation, and biodiversity. While soil health frameworks are comparatively recent initiatives, there are thousands of published conservation agriculture studies that examine yield outcomes with cover crops, no-till, and rotation. The shortage of peer-reviewed studies that have explicitly examined linkages between management practices, SH, and crop quality are limited, and this review focuses on the benefits and detriments of these linkages.

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