Soil on the farm

Soils have always been at the heart of farming, but nowadays, more and more farmers and growers are aware of the need for soil stewardship, and are developing farming methods which combine soil sustainability with food production.  Some of this soil health pioneering work can be witnessed first-hand on living laboratories and lighthouses – while guidance and advice about regenerative and other soil management practices is available from a variety of reliable sources.

To find links to this advice and guidance, leading sources of independent farming advice or to see the work of these soil health pioneers first-hand, visit the links below.

"To be a successful farmer one must first know the nature of the soil."

Xenophon, Ancient Greek philosopher and historian
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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.