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
- Growing Media
- The water retention capabilities of growing media for green roofs.
- 1874: Land drainage
- Green roofs:how do plants grow on different materials?
- Soil and Water Volume 12 No. 1
- Biofumigation for control of soil-borne pests and pathogens
- Setting the standards in crop nutrition – sound, up-to-date advice
- 2239: Building soils
- Soil and Water Volume 15 No. 3 and 4
- Recreation and erosion on the Wrekin: a case study
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.