Maintaining optimum soil pH, phosphorus (P) and potash (K) status, along with good soil structure, is essential to maximise yield potential.
Along with Farming for a Better Climate, SRUC is working with farmers across Scotland as part of a Soil and Nutrient Network (SNN).
Farms in the SNN are taking a ‘before and after’ look at actions to protect and improve farm soils and make best use of nutrients.
Even technically efficient farms are finding small changes to current practices that could make a big difference; click on the links below to read more about the farms and their actions:
Improving farm soils and making best use of nutrients can make your business more efficient, help to reduce diffuse pollution risks and demonstrate you are taking actions to reduce greenhouse gases implicated in climate change. For more information on how to reduce diffuse pollution risks and keep on the right side of the regulations, see the Farming and Water Scotland website.
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