Healthy Soil Management
The management of soil is a key aspect to ensuring the economic and environmental sustainability of vegetable production. Good soil management practices have a direct impact both on- and off-farm. Improved soil health leads to better production performance, including reduced input costs for herbicides, pesticides and fuel, less wear on machinery and more efficient use of water and nutrients. It also directly leads to less erosion, water, and nutrient loss and off-farm impact.