GUIDE TO RECOGNIZE AND MANAGE SOIL
FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
"This guide is designed for you, rural producer, who is interested in learning more about the soil! Soil care should be a constant practice to achieve good results in agricultural and livestock production. However, soil management can be challenging, and if done improperly, it can lead to soil compaction and nutrient loss, causing economic and environmental losses on the property. To assist you, we have prepared this content, introducing basic concepts about the soil and six of its main characteristics: pH, organic matter, texture, structure, compaction, and soil organisms. By recognizing these characteristics, you can assess whether your soil is suitable for cultivation and which practices can be adopted to recover or improve it. We hope this guide inspires you to learn even more about this true 'living organism' that is soil, so relevant to sustainable agricultural production and our survival and well-being."