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Five simple methods to self-assess the quality of your soil

{Tool} Five simple methods to self-assess the quality of your soil. [5 tests simples pour évaluer son sol : slip - slake - thé - bêche - pot de barber.] Creator(s): Alföldi, Thomas and Masson, Sandie. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Agridea. (2018)

[thumbnail of Presentation of five soil diagnostic tools.] Video (MPEG) - French/Francais (Presentation of five soil diagnostic tools.)
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Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VWMoDiJDm4&ab_channel=FarmDemo


Summary

In this video, Sandie Masson introduces you to five soil diagnostic tools that are both simple and quick for the farmer:
- the underwear method,
- the slake test,
- the teabag method
- the spade test and
- the "pot barber" method to observe beetles on the ground.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Investigate the quality of your soil in a simple way
What problem does the tool address?:Soil quality management
What solution does the tool offer?:All these methods allow you to observe your soils and compare the results with your neighboring farmers or in peer groups.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:soil quality, soil management, soil fertility
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
soil quality
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_a9645d28
English
soil management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7176
English
soil fertility
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > NEFERTITI
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:772705
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/43177, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/440349354544371, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1495720460880957449
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Ladinig, Maria
ID Code:43177
Deposited On:13 Jan 2022 16:15
Last Modified:07 Mar 2022 08:50
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, French/Francais
Status:Published

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