Soil and Nutrient Network farms are taking a ‘before and after’ look at how to protect and improve farm soils and make best use of both organic and inorganic fertilisers, saving money, benefitting yields and improving farm efficiency and resilience.

Improved soil and nutrient use could make your business more profitable, lower the farm carbon footprint and reduce diffuse pollution risks.

Even technically efficient farms can find small changes to current soil and nutrient management practices that could make a big difference.

Current host farms for 2018/19

Read about our previous host farms here.


Soil health – why and how?

Interest in soil health is growing at all levels. It is a key area for policy with the UK government’s 25-year environment plan, launched earlier this year, indicating that future agricultural policy will focus on soil health and structure.

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Orkney Soil & Nutrient Network: 1st meeting event summary

This was the first meeting of the Orkney Soil and Nutrient Network Farm based at Midgarth in Stronsay. The meeting focused on the soil, slurry and FYM analyses carried out…

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Grassland webinars

With 2018 proving a particularly challenging year in terms of grass growth, a series of webinars from Scotland’s Rural College has been created to help farmers get the most from…

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