Improving Soil Quality By Increasing Organic Matter Content

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The US Department of Agriculture defines soil quality as ‘the capacity of a soil to function, within natural or managed ecosystem boundaries, to sustain plant and animal productivity, maintain or enhance water and air quality, and support human health and habitation’ (USDA-NRCS). Organic matter content is an important component of soil quality.
soil; organic matter; plant nutrition; plant agriculture, soil quality
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Daniel Gimenez
Joe Heckman
Loren Muldowney
Stephanie Murphy
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences