IJSRP, Volume 13, Issue 4, April 2023 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Endang Dwi Purbajanti, Septrial Arafat, Muhamad Iqbal Fauzan
The health of the soil is a vital, dynamic living system that supports both ecosystem health and agricultural productivity. Root development, biomass accumulation, and plant water availability are influenced by soil physical properties such as soil aggregation, bulk density, and available water capacity. Soil chemistry, physics, and biology play a significant role in crop productivity. Maintaining soil health is now almost important for enhancing crop productivity because of the occurrence of multi-nutritional deficiency in soil. Food plants require water, oxygen, nutrients, and root support from healthy soil in order to grow and thrive. The following guidelines can be used to improve soil health: (1) Minimize disturbance; (2) Increase Soil Cover; (3) Increase Biodiversity; and (4) Increase the Presence of Living Roots.