Keep Soil Covered
Leaving crop residue on the surface, or applying organic materials such as leaves or straw, helps protect the soil from erosion, buffers soil temperature, slows runoff from rainfall, and aids both water infiltration and moisture retention.
Addition of composted organic materials, processed using recommended guidelines for temperature, C:N ratio and storage, for use as a fertilizer amendment and/or to improve soil structure.
This practice is also used for: Energize with Biodiversity
Use of materials (wood chips, straw, etc.) to cover and insulate the soil beneath trees, crops, and in pathways.
HOW do farmers join the Million Acre Challenge?
Filling out a self-assessment survey enrolls farmers in the challenge and gives them access to tools to track their progress toward healthy soils knowledge and management.