Soil management and soil management plans are based on analyses and an understanding of soil types - their physical structure, the operative physical and chemical processes and the biological populations present.
Soil improvement in terms of nutrient input, crop regime, tillage techniques and field drainage all influence land use, crop choice and crop yield. Soil protection and conservation are criteria typical of farm support and cross compliance schemes. Common soil management problems include erosion, compaction (from agricultural machines or from livestock) and waterlogging.
The Openfields library contains information on soil strategies and the management of soil health.
A sample of Items held in the Soil management category
- 1681: Rebuilding soil carbon
- Techniques for estimating the equivalent pressure from tyre carcass stiffness
- The importance of soils for ensuring food security
- Soil sampling for habitat recreation and restoration (TIN035)
- Soil and Water Volume 12 No. 2
- 2113: Benefits from regular compost use
- Genetic Reduction of Energy use and Emissions of Nitrogen through cereal production: GREEN grain
- 94. Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide limits soil storage
- Soil and Water Volume 14 No. 4
- Non-inversion tillage and farmland birds: a review with special reference to the UK and Europe
There are currently no subcategories in the Soil management section.
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The OpenFields Library is a free online library contains items of interest to practitioners and researchers in the agricultural and landbased industries.