Soil Guidance

A wide variety of publicly available (online) soil management guidance has developed over the last twenty years to help farmers measure, monitor, manage and improve their soils.  It has been developed and promoted by a wide variety of organisations - Defra, NGOs, trade bodies – even supermarkets.

We have looked to collate and present a library of the most recent and authoritative of these resources alongside relevant background detail (date, organisation responsible etc.) here:

Soils and Natural Flood Management

2017

Environment Agency

Manual to improve understanding of natural capacity of soils to accept rain water.

Natural Flood Management Handbook

2015

Sepa

Natural flood management.

Getting the Most from Your Soil

2012

Welsh Government / EA Wales

Guide to land resources management.

Best Farming Practices: Profiting from a good environment

2008

Environment Agency

A guide to soil management for environmental protection and farm profitability.

Think Soils Manual

2007

EA / AHDB

The ‘think soils’ manual is a practical guide to soil assessment.

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