Soil carbon amendments improve the physical, chemical, and biological conditions of soil in the short term. Typically derived from plant residues and/or animal byproducts, soil organic amendments can include compost, biochar, and other regionally appropriate carbon-based materials.

Do This If You Havecomposted soil
  • Poor soil health indicated by:
    • Little soil organic matter
    • Poor soil aggregate stability
    • Low soil water holding capacity
  • Little to no habitat for soil organisms
  • Poor plant productivity and health
  • Inefficient use of irrigation water
  • High particulate matter emissions