Agrovista Soil Health

Practical solutions to unlock your soils full potential

Healthy soils are essential for human survival. Not only do they support plant and animal production, but they also play a major role in shaping our planet. They can absorb rainwater acting like a buffer against both floods and droughts. They are the living upper part of the earth’s crust and play an integral part of the element cycles. Fundamentally soil is the ultimate digestive system, decomposing all that lived and recycling it to enable new life. However, soils are facing unprecedented pressures, as a result of climate change, population growth, pesticide resistance, competitive commodity markets and the need to balance production whilst being sympathetic to the environment. According to UK Government figures up to 2.9 million tonnes of topsoil are estimated to be lost to water and wind erosion annually in the UK. You only have to look at the height of an old village church yard with centuries of undisturbed soil to see how much higher it lies than surrounding farmland to see that whilst this sheet erosion appears to be insignificant on a yearly basis, over a generation it soon becomes very significant.

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