- First Paragraph:
- 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.
- Publication Number:
- Stephanie Murphy
- Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
- Date Published:
- Number of pages:
- soil; organic matter; plant nutrition; plant agriculture, soil quality
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