Video series: How to monitor your own soils

To help you get started with soil monitoring watch our videos on how to do key soil tests, use the Sectormentor For Soils app and look at results on the website.

VESS TEST
Learn what to look for when you visually analyse your soil structure:

EARTHWORM COUNT
The best technique for counting earthworms in your soil sample:

SLAKE TEST
Watch how to collect a soil sample in the field and see how well your soil structure withstands water:

HOW TO ANALYSE YOUR RESULTS
How to log in to your Sectormentor For Soils account and analyse your results:

RHIZOSHEATHS
Additional test to assess biological activity, although not considered a key test. Find out what to look out for:

INFILTRATION RATE VIDEO COMING SOON..!


See our free online soils guide for soil tests you can do at home and find out how our app Sectormentor for Soils helps you record & learn how your soil is changing.
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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