Chard cropped again © T. Matteson

Soil quality is the capacity of a soil to:

  • Sustain plant and animal productivity
  • Maintain or enhance water and air quality
  • Support human health and habitation

Prairie Soils for Sustainable Restoration

sampling a prairie soil

This project, funded by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, explores the innovative use of soil characteristics in the selection of upland prairie restoration sites.

Learn more about the Prairie Soils project!

Soil Quality Assessment

The Soil Quality Project provides farmers with a package of in-field and laboratory physical, biological and chemical soil assessments.

Request an assessment!

Soil Quality Network

Stable aggregate © Matteson

A network that provides agricultural professionals and farmers with access to soil quality resources.

Join the Network!

Soil Quality – Student Opportunities

Spring 2013 Team © Matteson

An overview of numerous students’ soil quality internship projects.

Check out soil internship projects and opportunities!