Good Soil Guide
A platform for discussion, innovation and technical support for farmers seeking to adopt sustainable, environmentally positive soil management practices.
Woodlands and peat
Includes a link to a report on afforested peat that helps identify the opportunities for restoration of afforested deep peat and for prioritising restoration efforts.
UK Woodland Carbon Code
The Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) is the quality assurance standard for woodland creation projects in the UK, and generates independently verified carbon units.
Soil quality and greenspace
Information from Forest Research about soil quality in relation to greenspace creation.
Soil-forming materials in greenspace creation
Forest Research studies into the use of 'soil-forming materials' in the creation of new wooded areas.
Reducing soil compaction of brownfield sites
What are the best options for planting trees on brownfield sites with compacted soil?
Effects of harvesting practice on soil sustainability
Information from Forest Research about their research into the effects of harvesting practices on soils.
Woodland creation and soil carbon and nutrient dynamics
Information from Forest Research about their research into soil carbon and nutrient dynamics in relation to new woodland planting.
Ancient woodland soils translocation
Information on translocating ancient woodland soils provided by the HS2 Learning Legacy.
Scotland's soils: Forests and woodlands
Information relating to woodland soil assessment & management provided by the Scottish Government.
Soil Moisture and the Water Balance
This factsheet explains about soil moisture and summarises the key soil moisture information currently available from the UK Climate Projections over land, as well as other water balance metrics.
UK Soil Health Initiative guides
These printable guides give targeted guidance for a range of farming systems. They have been developed by a wide-ranging partnership across the farming industry.
Valuing Your Soil: Practical Guidance for Scottish Farmers
Protection and improvement of farm soils, making farming more profitable.
Protecting our Water, Soil and Air: A code of good agricultural practice for farmers, growers and land managers
Protection of air, water and soil and meeting legal requirements.
Improving Soils for Better Returns
Advice for avoiding and reducing soil compaction due to livestock.
Farming rules for water – getting full value from fertilisers and soil
Soil management regulations for compliance with the Water Framework Directive.
Soils, fertilisers & manures
A series of factsheets covering a range of soils and soil quality issues.
Field Drainage Guide
Basic principles of field drainage including the importance of good soil structure and information on subsoiling.
Principles of Soil Management
What makes soil and how it is classified. Common soil-related issues and how to manage them.
Nutrient Management Guide (RB209)
A guide to nutrients, soil and good nutrient management.