Soil Health


  • NRCS Soil Biology Primer - The creatures living in the soil are critical to soil health. They affect soil structure and therefore soil erosion and water availability. They can protect crops from pests and diseases. They are central to decomposition and nutrient cycling and therefore affect plant growth and amounts of pollutants in the environment. Finally, the soil is home to a large proportion of the world's genetic diversity.
  • NRCS Soil Health


Brad Bauer
Natural Resource Agent
Gallatin County Extension
201 W. Madison Ste. 300
Belgrade, MT 59714

Tel (406) 388 – 3213
Cell (406) 570 – 4823
Fax (406) 388 – 3243