New website offers practical soil advice

A new website has been launched offering growers practical information on tackling soil-related problems such as erosion, compaction and poaching.

The Soils Information Gateway features a number of case studies from the arable, horticultural and livestock sectors, covering farmers who have pioneered solutions to soil-related issues, plus any economic and environmental spin-offs.

“If you’ve ever wondered what’s holding your crop back, or what can be done to preserve vulnerable soils, you’ll probably find the answer lies in the simple solutions these forward thinking and innovative farmers have adopted,” ARF technical director Mike Storey said.

“Better soil management means UK farmers will also be better-equipped for new legislation, such as the forthcoming EU Soils Directive, and meet cross compliance regulations.”

The project has been funded by the Applied Research Forum and led by the British Potato Council. Experts and case studies have been put forward by the HGCA, Horticultural Development Council, English Beef and Lamb Executive, Milk Development Council and British Pig Executive.

To find out more, visit Applied Research Forum