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Review on Soil Protection Implications for Soil Health and Sustainability

Soil health and soil quality are determined by a soil's capacity to function as a dynamic living system within the confines of land use. Soil health and sustainability are significantly impacted by soil protection. To demonstrate its effectiveness as a conservation technology, climate resilient agriculture, and a viable option for sustainable intensification of agro ecosystems for advancing food security and for adaptation to/mitigation of climate change, soil protection needs to use conservation agriculture wisely. The same process that keeps soil biologically productive also keeps the environment and human health in good shape. Additionally, nutrient cycling and storage, improved soil aggregation, microbial diversity, and higher soil water retention and availability are ecosystem services that healthy soils can offer. They can also aid in the management of plant diseases, insect and weed pests, and soil health. The adoption of techniques including conservation tillage systems, residue retention, no residue burning, crop rotation and diversification, balanced and effective nutrient management, organic soil amendments, and integrated nutrient, pest, and weed management helped it to advance. In general soil health is viewed as the key link between agricultural conservation management measures and the accomplishment of the main objectives of sustainable agriculture.

Soil Protection, Soil Health, Conservation Agriculture, Sustainability

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