Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

Getting Into Soil & Water

Volume

2010

First Page

14

Last Page

15

Abstract

Soil is one of the most influential components of our enviroronment. It is a complex mixture of physical, chemical, and biological processes providing innumerable ecosystem services. The properties of our soil today support our way of life. It filters our water, contains our wastes, and is the substrate for the production of our food. Combined with a good climate, the convergence of the right soil properties here in Iowa has given its citizens the opportunity to be net exporters of food and feed. That opportunity gives Iowans the ability to feed themselves and prosper economically through the sale of excess goods. Yet this opportunity is heavily predicated on the resource of good soil.

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This article is from Getting Into Soil & Water (2010): 14. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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