05. Soil Management


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Farm Soils Plan - Protecting Soils & Income in Scotland
The Farm Soils Plan is aimed at farmers, crofters & contractors across Scotland. It could help you to protect soils, meet environmental standards and benefit the farm business. The Farm Soils Plan provides basic guidance and reminders on: recognising poor soil conditions, maintaining soil structure & rooting potential whilst reducing erosion & protecting water quality. It explains targeting nutrient application and how this fits with the SFP. SEERAD, SEPA and others, ISBN 185482847-9, Dec 2005.
SEPA Leaflet: Soil Protection
This is a leaflet published by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency. It contains information on the maintenance of soil fertility, controlling erosion and where to go for moe advice. 1997
Soil Action Plan for England 2004 - 2006 DRAFT
Soil is one of the essentials of life, along with air and water. Yet it is so much a part of everyday life that theres a danger of taking it for granted. This draft document provides the first Soil Action Plan for England and commits the Government and partners to actions which will improve the protection and management of soils within a whole range of land uses. Published March 2004.
Soil Conditioners and the Disposal of Non-Farm Wastes to Agricultural Land
ADLib summary. It is a summary of DEFRA and Environment Agency documents explaining the issues regarding and precautions required when using soil conditions and spreading non-agricultural wastes (eg. paper waste) to land. Content last updated November 2003.
Soil Erosion: A Manual for the Assessment and Management of Agricultural Land at Risk of Water Erosion in Lowland England (PB4093)
This booklet has been produced for use by agricultural consultants, farmers and their agents to help minimise soil erosion caused by water in areas of England and on certain land types where this is an important problem.The aim of the booklet is to explain how soil erosion occurs, the factors influencing it and to present methods by which it can be controlled. Defra, PB4093, 2005
Soil Erosion: An Advisory Booklet for the Management of Agricultural Land (PB3280)
Soil erosion is caused by water, wind, grazing animals and human activity. It can affect the profitability of farm businesses, damage the environment and cause public nuisance. Erosion has increased in recent years and this booklet provides best practice advice to help arrest the problem. Defra, PB3280, 1997.
Soil Erosion: An Advisory Leaflet for Preventing Soil Erosion by Outdoor Pigs (PB5820c)
This leaflet explains how pigs can cause soil eroson when reared outdoors. It provides information on how to avoid problems and how to reduce water pollution from soil washed into watercourses. Defra, PB5820c, 2001.
Soil Erosion: An Advisory Leaflet for Preventing Soil Erosion Caused by Grazing Livestock in Lowland England (PB4091)
This leaflet shows how livestock can cause soil erosion from fields and riverbanks. It explains how to avoid damage and how to reduce pollution of rivers and fisheries by preventing soil, dung and urine from entering watercourses. Defra, PB4091, 1999.
Soil Erosion: An Advisory Leaflet for Preventing Soil Erosion in the Uplands (PB5820a)
This leaflet explains how the uplands are at risk from soil erosion and advises on land management practices which will help protect them. Defra, PB5820a, 2001.
Soil Erosion: An Advisory Leaflet for Preventing Wind Erosion (PB5820b)
This leaflet explains the problems caused by wind erosion, where it is most likely to occur and shows ways of reducing the risk of damage. Defra, PB5820b, 2001.
Soil Erosion: Risk Assessment Field Guide for Farmers & Consultants (PB4092)
This guide will help you classify land according to the risk of run-off and erosion and to identify fields where management and cropping may need to be changd to reduce soil loss. Defra, PB4092, 1999.
Soil Management for Sustainable Profit (HGCA Leaflet)
Whether or not you are planning to change cultivation techniques it is important to thoroughly assess soil structure, texture and suitability for working. This leaflet explains how to carry out an assessment. HGCA, May 2005.
Soil Management: Producing a Plan for Environmental Stewardship (PB10803)
This Rural Development Service booklet provides additional guidance on how to produce a Soil Management Plan for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) and Organic Entry Level Stewardship (OELS). It should be read alongside your ELS or OELS handbooks. PB 10803. April 2005.
Soil sampling for habitat recreation and restoration (TIN035)
When considering re-creation or restoration of Biodiversity Action Plan habitats such as grassland and heathland, detailed information on soils is necessary to help determine whether a site is suitable, and, if it is, the most appropriate target community to aim for. Soil analysis provides information on the nutrient status and pH of a soil. However, the reliability of the results depends on the accuracy of the sampling. This Technical Information Note gives guidance on sampling methodology. Other information notes give advice on soil texture, soil analysis, assessing site suitability for restoration, methods of re-creation and restoration and details of appropriate species to encourage. Soil sampling and analysis is a requirement for some of the restoration and re-creation Higher Level Stewardship options available under Environmental Stewardship. Natural England, TIN035, 21 February 2008.
Soil Structure - An Improvement Guide
This booklet is principally aimed at farmers, growers and landowners who recognise the need for better soil management. It starts by identifying the ideal target soil structure to ensure good plant growth and physically support stock or farm equipment, providing guidance on how a better structure can be achieved and then maintained. Cranfield University & Defra, 2001.
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