Location: Plant Science ResearchTitle: Healthy pastures supported by healthy soil Author
Submitted to: Trade Journal Publication
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/10/2015
Publication Date: 1/15/2015
Citation: Franzluebbers, A.J. 2015. Healthy pastures supported by healthy soil. Trade Journal Publication. ..
Technical Abstract: This agricultural extension article describes the basis for healthy soils supporting healthy forages, and ultimately healthy beef herds for the Carolinas. A soil scientist at USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Raleigh NC summarized the factors used by USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service to assess pasture condition. Further description is given for how soil health is defined and assessed.