Contents tagged with soil health

29 October 2019

Maintaining good soil health is essential to optimise production from both grazing and silage swards. In this section, you’ll find out how to assess your soil and see how beef farmer, Johnny Haimes uses his nutrient management plan.

24 June 2019

Discover how DNA markers can be used to determine how management affects soil microbial diversity.

17 June 2019

The pros and cons associated with the decision to incorporate or sell straw are outlined in an updated AHDB publication.

10 June 2019

The soil health scorecard brings together information about the chemical, physical and biological properties of soil.

6 June 2019

To help improve British soils, a system akin to traffic lights and an MOT is in development as part of an Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) research partnership.

23 May 2019

Soil Biology and Soil Health Partnership research case study takes a closer look at the benefits of organic material additions

23 May 2019

This short factsheet is a starter's guide to what microorganisms, pathogens and pests inhabit the soil and the benefits or drawbacks of each of them.

23 May 2019

Soils contain a very high diversity of organisms. These soil organisms interact with one another and the chemical and physical properties of the soil to drive soil processes.

22 February 2019

Green manures have potential for use in modern orchard systems and they can bring benefits to beneficial insect populations as well as to soil health.

23 May 2019

Biological soil health testing is a useful method of quantifying the impact of different soil management practices such as the use of cover crops.

24 January 2019

Find out about indicators that could help you test the health of your soil

17 December 2018

The AHDB GREATsoils programme has been signposted as a vital resource and tool for growers as part of two new soil qualifications from BASIS