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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:

Seven Ways to Save our Soils


Soil Association

Guide of simple practice to protect and improve soils.

Target on Establishment


Soil Management Initiative (SMI) / Vaderstad

Guidance for no or minimum tillage.