Soil structure is vital to healthy soil. Mineral imbalances can cause the soil particles to stack against one another rather than hold a structured formation. Calcium has the largest flocculating value of the cations and needs to be the most abundant. When calcium is tied up or migrates out of the upper levels of the soil profile, loss of structure and compaction will occur. When the soil particles rest upon each other, the porosity is lost, atmospheric air is restricted, and water absorption and management is impeded. These three components are required for an efficient ecosystem and quality plant and produce production.