Soil Protection in Integrated Farming

LOGO_IYS_en_PrintIntegrated Farming Topic Sheet no 4 / 2015

Soil protection is paramount
Soils are the basis of agricultural production, and both the conservation and improvement of this valuable resource are essential elements of Integrated Farming (IF). Conserving and enhancing this resource allows produce to be grown on healthy and biologically active soils with sufficient levels of organic matter, good physical structure and high fertility.

In view of the continuously growing world population, merely conserving soils, however, is not enough. Maintaining and enhancing soil life, replacing nutrients extracted with harvested products, maintaining and enhancing levels of soil organic matter as an important carbon sink and particularly avoiding damage to the soil… Read more…