Opinion

Soil preservation is gaining seatbelt and sugarless gum status in our society. It’s simply no longer optional. Some soil advocates are now calling for every agricultural grant application to have a tick box explaining how the proposed project exercises best soil management practices. No doubt, pressure is mounting to acknowledge the unparalleled role those first few inches of soil play in keeping most of us fed. That makes the time right for new, and more, evidence-based approaches to soil conservation, preservation, and health. Some organizations, such as the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) and the Soil Conservation Council…

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