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Unit 3: Systems in Action

In working with farmers and ranchers, perhaps the best help we can offer is to assist them in developing a program for monitoring the health and quality of their soil. This reflects the central role that soil plays in agroecosystem management and sustainability.
There are many different types of soil tests that can tell you about the condition of the soil. Given costs and technical limitations, what might be the most important ones for a farmer or rancher to implement? Jot down your thoughts on this and then continue to the next page.
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