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{Tool} SoilDoc. Creator(s): Bünemann, Else K.; Fliessbach, Andreas and Weidmann, Gilles. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. (2019)

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Online at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.fhnw&hl

Summary

The SoilDoc is mobile phone application to monitor your soil with the spade diagnosis. It asks questions about the soil, which can be answered with a simple click. Questions relate to your location, the crops grown, any problems occurring on the plot, and appearance of soil surface. Then you are instructed how to do a spade diagnosis and answer related questions. Additional information and pictures help to find the answers. During the evaluation, the app collects all observations made and generates a report. The report is stored on the mobile phone and can then be exported in csv, txt or html format and saved as a PDF file on a computer. The simple archiving of the observations facilitates the comparison of different surveys at the same location. The tool is useful to organic and conventional farmers alike. The app is relevant to farmers around the world.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Monitor your soil with the spade test!
What problem does the tool address?:Soil structure is an essential component of soil fertility. The spade diagnosis is a suitable method for assessing the soil structure and other attributes of soil quality from observations such as odour, colour, roots, soil particles or soil layers.
What solution does the tool offer?:The SoilDoc app guides you through the spade diagnosis and the observations for a complete assessment of a selected soil.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Other type of tool
Other Type:Mobile application
Keywords:Soil, soil management, soil analysis, soil sampling
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishsoilhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7156
Englishsoil managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7176
Englishsoil analysishttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7198
Englishsoil samplinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25271
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Soil
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Plus > FertilCrop
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:635750
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Dietemann, Lauren
ID Code:38200
Deposited On:23 Jul 2020 14:41
Last Modified:24 Jul 2020 12:15
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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