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Soil Health Manual Series Fact Sheets

The Cornell Soil Health Laboratory is the home of the Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health (CASH). In 2016 we released our Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health, The Cornell Framework Manual, third edition.  The training manual contains information on introductory soil health concepts, a detailed discussion of individual soil health indicators, laboratory procedures, a step-by-step guide to our soil health management framework, and an extensive list of additional resources.

Out of this training manual we developed the Soil Health Manual Series of Fact Sheets to further facilitate the guide’s utility as an educational tool for growers, extension agents, and other Ag Service Providers. The fact sheets are one page, two-sided handouts, designed to explain different soil health concepts and show how we measure soil health. Purveyors of soil health can easily download and print the sheets to be handed out at field days and other outreach events.

The entire collection is also available as a booklet or “mini-manual” below:

CASH Soil Health Manual Series

Below are links to the individual fact sheets that are currently available. New handouts will be posted as they are added to the series.

16-01 – Soil Health Sampling Protocols

16-02 – What is Soil Health?

16-03 – Common Soil Constraints

16-04 – Soil Texture

16-05 – Available Water Capacity

16-06-Surface and Subsurface Hardness

16-07 – Wet Aggregate Stability

16-08 – Soil Organic Matter

16-09 – Soil Protein

16-10 – Soil Respiration

16-11 – Active Carbon

Correct Citation:

Cornell University Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health Laboratory Soil Health Manual Series, January 2017. Schindelbeck, R.R., A.J. Ristow, K.S. Kurtz, L.F.Fennell, H.M. van Es.

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