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Soil For Life: Framework of Soil Health Principles

Influenced by New Horizons: Ontario’s Agricultural Soil Health & Conservation Strategy

Through the application of five action-oriented principles, farmers support healthy soils. While outcomes are paired with an action-oriented principle, the relationship is not always a straightforward cause and effect. Rather, a systems approach to soil health offers interconnected economic, social, and environmental benefits. These economic benefits include both labour and costs savings for farmers. As each farm operation is unique, nuances will exist in how each farmer enacts these action-oriented principles.

The list of outcomes is not exhaustive; rather, it is presented as an overview of key high-level outcomes.