type and nutrients within fields, how crop growth reflects soil moisture and temperature, and how stream flow and water quality are influenced by soil conditions.
|Soil map for one of the arable fields in the Water Friendly Farming project|
We have also mapped soil and nutrients across several fields in the Water Friendly Farming project catchments in the upper Eye Brook and Stonton Brook. These will provide participating farmers with information that will help inform their decisions on soil management and fertiliser applications. Understanding our soils is essential to improving our crop production, as well as to reducing our impact on water.