GREATsoils: Rating soil assessment methods
An insight into selected soil assessment tests for horticulture, soil infiltration rates and much more.
Field demonstration trials were run as part of a three-year AHDB Horticulture GREATsoils project CP 107b (April 2015 – March 2018).
This factsheet specifies soil assessment methods that were chosen as best for the various horticultural production systems.
Growers from various horticultural production systems selected, trialled and compared a range of soil assessment methods in their own fields.
In this factsheet you will find:
- Soil infiltration rates
- Simple compaction test
- Earthworm counts for field vegetables
- Laboratory soil health testing for protected leafy salads