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
- The Safe Sludge Matrix: Guidelines for the Application of Sewage Sludge to Agricultural Land.
- Protecting water from agricultural run-off: an introduction (TIN098)
- Protecting water from agricultural run-off: water retention measures (TIN099)
- 2053: Taking account of shared and cultural values of ecosystem services
- The effects of artificial drainage on soil characteristics in a peat land ecosystem in southeast Turkey
- 1400: Peatland futures
- 152. Huge carbon stores under UK grasslands: most under moderate intensity, less under high intensity land
- 1345: Livestock soils
- Environmental Stewardship and climate change mitigation (TIN107)
- Establishment of a long term experiment into tillage and traffic management. Part two: Evaluation of spatial heterogeneity for the design and layout of experimental sites
- A review of the tractive performance of wheeled tractors and soil management in lowland intensive rice production.
There are currently no subcategories in the Soil management section.
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