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Healthy Grassland Soils Pocketbook

{Tool} Healthy Grassland Soils Pocketbook. Creator(s): Bennet, Amanda. Issuing Organisation(s): Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board AHDB. (2015)

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Summary

This pocketbook, based on work conducted by SRUC, Newcastle University and ADAS, aims develop an industry-recognised method to assessing grassland soils and to provide guidance on soil biology.
It contains easy-to-follow guidelines and effective visuals on assessing, maintaining and improving soil structure. This covers surface assessment, soil extraction, soil type, how to identify soil structure and guidance on how to score to the state of the soil with photographs showing soil structure types.
It also covers management options for poor soil structures including surface slitting and sward lifting and ploughing, and preventative measures, such preventing compaction, soil testing, maintaining field drainage and improvements for the biological activity in the soil.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Easy-to-follow visual guidelines for soil structure assessment with recommendations
What problem does the tool address?:How to assess grassland soils
What solution does the tool offer?:Easy steps for assessment and recording or scores as well as suggestions how to avoid compaction and improve soil structure
Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Theme:Soil quality and fertility
Keywords:arable farming, diagnostic tool, permanent grassland, soil fertility
Keywords:arable farming, measuring instruments, monitoring and evaluation, permanent grassland, soil fertility, soil properties, monitoring and evaluation
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishpermanent grasslandshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37403
Englishsoil fertilityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
Englishsoil propertieshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330883
Englishmeasuring instrumentshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_12457
Englishmonitoring and evaluationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_bea12d1e
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Pasture and forage crops
Soil > Soil quality
Soil
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
UK > ADAS
UK > Other organizations
UK > Scottish Rural Colleges (SRUC - previously SAC)
UK > Univ. Newcastle
Related Links:https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/technical-information/grassland-management/healthy-grassland-soils/#.WnG08Khl8dU
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:32537
Deposited On:29 Jan 2018 14:27
Last Modified:08 Jan 2019 19:40
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Additional Publishing Information:The healthy Grasslands Soils project was funded throug AHDB (Eblex and DairyCo divisions. The work was conducted by SRUC, Newcastle University and ADAS.

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