Discover practical information on soil management and links to soils research and knowledge exchange activity. Whether you need an introduction to soil biology or a detailed guide to improving field drainage, AHDB has information and guidance to support you.

GREATsoils: Helping you protect your soil and improve its productivity.

Introducing the soil health scorecard...

The soil health scorecard provides a framework to monitor soil health on a rotational basis.

The Excel-based tool uses soil analysis results for core soil health indicators and compares them to typical ranges for UK soil types and climate regions (benchmarks).

A completed scorecard automatically produces a 'traffic-light' snapshot of soil health to guide your management decisions.

Access the soil health scorecard

Other soil resources



Further resources and information

Soil biology and soil health partnership

This five-year programme of research and knowledge exchange increased understanding of agricultural soil biology, and developed a scorecard approach for routine monitoring of soil health on-farm.

Find out more

Rotations research partnership

This research programme aimed to help farmers, growers and agronomists optimise soil and water management decisions and plan environmentally and economically beneficial rotations.

See the outputs

Crop nutrient management

Helping you make the most of organic materials and balance the benefits of fertiliser use against the costs – both economic and environmental.

See the Nutrient Management Guide (RB209)

The environment

Resources to help you to make your business more productive and more profitable, while lowering your carbon emissions and impact on the environment.

Visit the Environment page

The Environment page also includes information about the team that manages soil activity at AHDB.