Getting started couldn't be easier

If you really want to understand your soil, there is no substitute for literally getting your hands dirty - and no shortage of tools to help you. From farmer guidance and advice about the most innovative soil management techniques developed and tailored to local soil and crop types, to cutting edge apps that tell you why your soil looks, feels – and even smells the way it does. The first step towards soil expertise and enlightenment is just a mouse-click or a swipe away!

The following is a hand-picked selection of some of the most authoritative, informative and expert soil management advice available, and links to the organisations behind them.

The community hub for all things soil

uksoils is a consortium of scientific, campaigning and awareness raising organisations, all with a specialist knowledge of soil health, founded by UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Sustainable Soils Alliance, Earthwatch and University of Sheffield.