Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter


Use of soil health assessment to evaluate impact of current conservation crop rotation in
addressing soil organic matter depletion (primary assessment made in Year 1).
Modifications to the crop rotation and/or crop management will be made as a result of the
assessment results (adding a new crop and/or cover crop to the rotation; making changes to planting and/or tillage system, harvest timing of crops, or termination timing of cover
crops). During Year 3 a follow up assessment will be completed to allow time for the
modifications to show increased soil organic matter. Modified system must produce a
positive trend in the Organic Matter (OM) sub factor value over the life of the rotation, as
determined by the Soil Conditioning Index (SCI). The current NRCS wind and water erosion
prediction technologies must be used to document the rotation and SCI calculations.

Additional NRCS practice information can be found here

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