The ‘think soils’ manual is a practical guide to soil assessment. It aims to help farmers, land managers, government and non-government advisers to recognise problems with erosion and runoff from agricultural land. Our changing climate makes this issue increasingly important.
Owners and managers of outdoor herds face the challenge of good soil management to ensure efficient daily operations, health and welfare of pigs while still ensuring consequential environmental impacts from water and airborne soil erosion are minimised by good soil management
Outdoor pig producers can produce a Soil Management Plan (SMP) for their land where they keep pigs. This demonstrates good practice and avoids problems associated with soil erosion which can result in pollution or other negative impacts putting agricultural subsidy payments in jeopardy