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Soil health and condition

  • Soil compaction

    Soil compaction is detrimental to soil health as the air spaces that facilitate the movement of water, gases and plant roots are compressed. 

  • Soil acidification

    A serious issue in some parts of Queensland, soil acidification occurs when the soil pH decreases over time.

  • Soil fertility decline

    Soil fertility declines when the quantities of nutrients removed from the soil in harvested products exceed the quantities of nutrients being applied.

  • Soils and greenhouse gases

    Soils can generate and store greenhouse gases, depending on how they are managed.

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Last reviewed
9 January 2017
Last updated
17 September 2013
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