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Beyond T: guiding sustainable soil management
Scientists, conservation advisors, and producers recognize the need for a more comprehensive and integrated approach to soil management that (1) considers the multiple production and ecological functions soil provides, (2) evaluates multiple factors of soil degradation, (3) provides standards or thresholds for managing soil to sustain its multiple production and ecological functions, and (4) results in more comprehensive recommendations for soil management and conservation. The Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) undertook a project, funded by the Wallace Genetic Foundation, to help accelerate the development of more comprehensive soil assessment, management, and planning tools. This report summarizes the results of an expert consultation held May 22-24, 2007, at the Lied Conference Center of the Arbor Day Foundation in Nebraska City, Nebraska, to recommend actions to move toward more comprehensive soil assessment, management, and planning tools.