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UK: DIY soil testing

GREATsoils June 2017 5 (1)Farmers will be advised to get into DIY when it comes to the health of their soils at an upcoming GREATsoils meeting in East Lothian on 16 November. The event – Soil health – measuring, monitoring and managing – will outline the key findings from the GREATsoils programme, which has been funded by AHDB Horticulture to inspire and support growers to assess and manage the health of their soils. GREATsoils is part of AHDB’s Farm Excellence Platform and is focused on helping businesses drive productivity, through farmer-to-farmer and stakeholder collaboration. As well as highlighting current best practice in soil management, the event will explore other soil testing methods which, for project manager and soil expert Audrey Litterick, haven’t yet proved they are a good financial investment. More