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Soil health impacts plant growth

What's so important about soil? Only everything.

Soil supports all life. It provides the foundation for plant growth for food production, livestock grazing, infrastructure development, and human enjoyment. Keeping soil healthy is vital for the survival of all life on earth. University of Illinois Extension provides easy-to-understand research that will help you nourish the land for improved production of crops, vegetables, gardens, and landscapes while carefully managing risks to humans and the environment. 

Begin to learn how soil impacts your daily life

Share the responsibility for protecting this vital natural resource.