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Know your soils #8: The most important thing you can do for your soil

Welcome to the eighth instalment of our Know your Soils series sharing practical tips for monitoring the soil health on your land. Keep an eye out for our bitesize videos and fact sheets on simple tests you can do yourself on farm. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Try 3 easy soil…

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Know your Soils #7: The Respiration Test

Welcome to the seventh instalment of our Know your Soils series sharing practical tips for monitoring the soil health on your land. Keep an eye out for our bitesize videos and fact sheets on simple tests you can do yourself on farm. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” How much biological activity…

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Know your Soils #6: Soil Health Reading List

Welcome to the sixth instalment of our Know your Soils series sharing practical tips for monitoring the soil health on your land. Keep an eye out for our bitesize videos and fact sheets on simple tests you can do yourself on farm. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” The best books for…

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5184 3456 Sectormentor for Soils

Know your Soils #5: How well can your soil can hold onto nutrients?

Welcome to the fifth instalment of our Know your Soils series sharing practical tips for monitoring the soil health on your land. Keep an eye out for our bitesize videos and fact sheets on simple tests you can do yourself on farm. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Can your soil hold…

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Know Your Soils #4: How to capture carbon in your soil

Welcome to the fourth instalment of our Know your Soils series sharing practical tips for monitoring the soil health on your land.  Keep an eye out for our bitesize videos and fact sheets on simple tests you can do yourself on farm. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” “If you want to capture…

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Making your soil rain-ready :  Skywatchers it’s time to look down

This is a guest post by Niels Corfield, soil health, agroforestry and whole farm planning advisor, researcher and advocate. You can find more articles from him on medium. For graziers and farmers It’s been a “funny old year” from the wet, water-logged winter-spring to the now, dry spring-summer. Since we’re in a prolonged dry spell…

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Know your Soils #3: Monitor the impact of water run-off

Welcome to the third instalment of our new 12 part Know your Soils series sharing practical tips for monitoring the soil health on your land.  Keep an eye out for our bitesize videos and fact sheets on simple tests you can do yourself on farm. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” How…

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5184 3456 Sectormentor for Soils

Soil testing: The experience is as valuable as the results

This blog post was written by Annie Landless, after an eye opening afternoon of soil testing with Charles, her Dad. My Dad and I had been talking about soil testing at home on our 375 acre farm since January, but it took until May to get outside and do the tests. While I live in London…

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Intro to Jennifer Dungait: Soil Health Expert

Our planet may be the only place in the universe where the conditions are right for soil to form. We rely on this miracle substance to grow our food, and it doesn’t usually let us down. So, most people, even some farmers, rarely think about the soil as more than ‘dirt’. But, relentless pressure over…

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Know your Soils #2: Earthworm Quiz

Welcome to the second instalment of our new 12 part Know your Soils series sharing practical tips for monitoring the soil health on your land.  Keep an eye out for our bitesize videos and fact sheets on simple tests you can do yourself on farm. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”  Take…

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