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
- 1830: Maintain field drainage
- 1394: Microbiology, food security and safety
- Managing soil biota to deliver ecosystem services Annex B – Case study two: Stockless horticultural cropping
- 2112: Diverse legumes and grass mixtures for forage production and grazing
- Gap Analysis on the Future Requirements of Soil and Water Management in England
- Focus on: soil management
- Worm Farming
- Farm machinery passes, compaction and water flow through arable soil
- 1450: Soil Thematic Strategy
- Setting the standards in crop nutrition – sound, up-to-date advice
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.