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Healthy Soil and Water Quality

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When soil is healthy, streams and lakes have a better chance at staying clean.

  • Less pesticides. Plants growing in soil with a good balance of nutrients and a thriving microbial community will be stronger and will tolerate pest damage.
  • Less heavy metals and other pollutants. Microorganisms will break down toxins and bind heavy metals.
  • Less problems from stormwater. Soil with good structure will hold stormwater and slowly release it over time, cutting down on erosion problems.


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WSU Cooperative Extension (360) 676-6736
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