It can take 500 years to replace 25 mm (1 inch) of top soil, yet in the UK it is estimated that 2.9 million tonnes of soil are eroded each year, and soil quality is diminished by poor practices.
As part of the recently published “Valuing Your Soils” guidance, new videos using case-studies of real farmers’ experiences are now available on the Farming and Water Scotland website.
The arable and grassland system case-study videos build on the success of the recently published “Valuing Your Soils” guidance brochure that was developed to help Scottish farmers, crofters and land managers protect and manage their most valuable resource. The videos are no longer than 3 minutes each and can be downloaded at http://www.sruc.ac.uk/info/120605/soil_and_nutrients/1688/valuing_your_soils. Electronic versions of the Valuing Your Soils brochure can also be downloaded from the same site.
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