A healthy soil is productive, sustainable and profitable. But what exactly does ‘soil health’ mean for vegetable growers?

Soil health is not a consistent attribute that applies to all soils. It is not absolute, or the same, for all soil types, environmental and management conditions.

This fact sheet discusses how a soil health status or soil condition can provide insights into a soil’s capacity to fulfil all soil functions. It also outlines how soil organic matter and soil organic carbon can indicate the physical, chemical and biological benefits associated with soil health.