Contents tagged with Soils

24 January 2019

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

8 January 2019

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.

24 January 2019

Soil organic matter is the term used for all living, or once-living, materials within, or added to, the soil. This factsheet takes a closer look at how you can measure and add soil organic matter.

29 November 2018

Drain maintenance has been ignored for too long, AHDB’s Warrington Monitor Farm group heard on 7 November 2018.

20 November 2018

A bonus podcast episode from AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds looks at the latest in practical soil health research.

20 December 2018

Soil health is the ability of a soil to sustain, in the long term, its most important functions. A healthy soil will be able to sustain crop and livestock productivity and maintain or enhance environmental benefits. It requires a good balance of physical, chemical and biological soil properties, many of which can be tested.

26 October 2018

The AHDB WeatherHub can now be used to help target propyzamide applications to winter oilseed rape.

11 October 2018

Salad grower Simon Gardner of G’s on low till cover crops for soil health

20 December 2018

This soil management guide is a practical manual for growers and agronomists with the primary focus on soil assessment and management in horticultural cropping systems.

20 March 2019

This factsheet outlines a simple method for measuring infiltration in the field. It also explains how adding organic matter to soil can improve soil structure and water infiltration.

20 December 2018

Soil water supply is critical to managing the yield and quality of high-value horticultural crops. Improving soil health can benefit the supply of water from irrigation and rainfall by increasing infiltration rates and water-holding capacity.

19 September 2018

Despite growing interest in green manures using them in intensive vegetable rotations is particularly difficult. This has led to few large-scale vegetable and salad growers using them. This case study details the main green manure species suitable for use in high value vegetable and salad rotations, and summarises the benefits they can bring.