Research Case Study: Testing the effect of organic material additions on soil health

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

A key aim of the Soil Biology and Soil Health Partnership is to improve our understanding of soil biology and to explore ways that farmers can measure and manage soil health.

The Partnership has developed a soil health scorecard, which aims to provide information on key indicators of soil chemical, physical and biological condition, to help guide soil and crop management decisions.

This is now being tested at a series of long-term experimental sites exploring the key drivers of soil biology: food source, physical and chemical environment.