Skip to main content

Selected Soil Health Literature

Selected Journal Resources:

Andrews, S.S., Karlen, D.L. and Cambardella, C.A. 2004. The soil management assessment framework: A quantitative soil quality evaluation method. Soil Science of America Journal 68: 1945-1962.

Clune, D.J. 2007. Glomalin: its relationship with aggregate stability, response to soil management, source and quantification. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Dahnke, W. C., and D. A. Whitney. “Measurement of soil salinity.” Recommended chemical soil test procedures for the North Central Region, North Dakota Agric. Exp. Stn. Bull (1988): 32-34.

Doran, J.W., and Jones, A.J. 1996. Methods for Assessing Soil Quality. SSSA Special Publication No. 49. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.

Doran, J.W., Coleman, D.C., Bezdicek, D.F., and Stewart, B.A. 1994. Defining Soil Quality for a Sustainable Environment. SSSA Special Publication No. 35. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.

Fine, A.K., H.M. van Es and R.R. Schindelbeck. 2017. Statistics, Scoring Functions, and Regional Analysis of a Comprehensive Soil Health Database. Soil Science Society of America Journal 81: 589-601.

Franzluebbers, A., R. Haney, F. Hons and D. Zuberer. 1996. Determination of microbial biomass and nitrogen mineralization following rewetting of dried soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal 60: 1133-1139.

Harrison, Ellen Z., Murray B. McBride, and David Bouldin. “Land application of sewage sludges: an appraisal of the US regulations.” (1999).

Hurisso, T.T., D.J. Moebius-Clune, S.W. Culman, B.N. Moebius-Clune, J.E. Thies and H.M. van Es. 2018. Soil Protein as a Rapid Soil Health Indicator of Potentially Available Organic Nitrogen. Agricultural & Environmental Letters 3.

Idowu, O.J., H.M. van Es, G.S. Abawi, D.W. Wolfe, R.R. Schindelbeck, B.N. Moebius-Clune, et al. 2009. Use of an integrative soil health test for evaluation of soil management impacts. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 24: 214-224.

Kettler, T.A., J.W. Doran and T.L. Gilbert. 2001. Simplified Method for Soil Particle-Size Determination to Accompany Soil-Quality. Soil Science Society of America Journal 65.

Lehman, R., C. Cambardella, D. Stott, V. Acosta-Martinez, D. Manter, J. Buyer, et al. 2015. Understanding and Enhancing Soil Biological Health: The Solution for Reversing Soil Degradation. Sustainability 7: 988.

Moebius-Clune, B.N., H.M. van Es, O.J. Idowu, R.R. Schindelbeck, D.J. Moebius-Clune, D.W. Wolfe, et al. 2008. Long-Term Effects of Harvesting Maize Stover and Tillage on Soil Quality. Soil Science Society of America Journal 72: 960-969.

Nunes, M.R., H.M. van Es, R. Schindelbeck, A.J. Ristow and M. Ryan. 2018. No-till and cropping system diversification improve soil health and crop yield. Geoderma 328: 30-43.

Weil, R.R., K.R. Islam, M.A. Stine, J.B. Gruver and S.E. Samson-Liebig. 2003. Estimating active carbon for soil quality assessment: A simplified method for laboratory and field use. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 18: 3-17.

Selected Book Resources:

Brady, N.C., and Weil, R.R. 2002. The Nature and Properties of Soils. 13th Edition. Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River, NJ.Clark, A. (ed.). 2007.

Montgomery, D.R. 2017. Growing a Revolution. Bringing Our Soil Back to Life. New York, New York: W.W. Norton and Company. ISBN-10: 0393356094

Sarrantonio, M. 1994. Northeast Cover Crop Handbook. Soil Health Series, Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA. (order from:

Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS). 2000. Soil Biology Primer. Rev. ed. Ankeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society

Wolfe, D.W. 2001. Tales from the Underground: A Natural History of Subterranean Life. Perseus Publishing Group. Cambridge, MA.

Selected Video Resources:

Grubinger, V. Farmers and Innovative Cover Cropping Techniques. A 70-minute educational video featuring 10 farms from 5 northeastern states (PA, NH, NY, MA, NJ). University of Vermont Extension in conjunction with NE-SARE

Grubinger, V. Vegetable Farmers and their Sustainable Tillage Practices. A 45-minute educational video featuring 9 farms from 4 northeastern states (PA, NH, NY, NJ). University of Vermont Extension in conjunction with NE-SARE.


Skip to toolbar