A wide variety of publicly available (online) soil management guidance has developed over the last twenty years to help farmers measure, monitor, manage and improve their soils. It has been developed and promoted by a wide variety of organisations - Defra, NGOs, trade bodies – even supermarkets.
We have looked to collate and present a library of the most recent and authoritative of these resources alongside relevant background detail (date, organisation responsible etc.) here:
Improving Soils for Better Returns
Advice for avoiding and reducing compaction due to livestock.
Better Soil and Grassland Management for Scottish Beef and Lamb Producers
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)
Guidance for soil and grassland.
Think Soils Manual
EA / AHDB
The ‘think soils’ manual is a practical guide to soil assessment.