Soil Management

Last modified: 
2nd April 2020


Quality of soil can be a limiting factor to production. Soil quality can be calculated against several factors including compaction, nutrients and pH.

Soil quality can have disparities for different uses, for example, good quality soil for grass may not be optimum for wheat production.

Furthermore, different regions and areas will have different soil qualities due to topography and natural lay of the land.

Soil is such an important part of growing a successful crop and has been looked at in depth during the Monitor Farm programme.


Theme Reports

Locahber Liming and soil compaction Theme Report 

Moray Liming Theme Report

Moray Different Tyre Pressures and Effects on Soil Compaction Theme Report

North Ayrshire Identify compaction and right options for alleviation at different depths Theme Report

Shetland Soil quality through management Theme Report .

Lothians To Drain or Not to Drain Theme Report 



Designing with Diversity for soil health - Joel Williams

Valuing Your Soils Practical guidance for Scottish farmers

How do I know if my soil is healthy ?

To Drain or Not to Drain - Mark Hodkinson Soils4Life

SRUC Technical Notes Soil texture and liming

SRUC Technical Notes - Correct fertiliser application

Managing Soil Drainage and Compaction in Pasture- Gavin Elrick 

Soil Quality: What is it & how do you improve it? - Bill Crooks