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Small plants grow in the top of a lysimeter core.

Much More than Dirt

Soils are integral to the sustainable production of crops for food and feed. Soils provide benefits such as water filtration, nutrient cycling and biodiversity support as well as the physical structure required for plant growth. To protect this valuable resource, researchers in the School of Environmental Science are seeking a deeper understanding of soils and soil ecosystem services and exploring how management practices can be altered to best support soil health. 

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