Soil Quality Fact Sheets
The fact sheets listed in this section aims to give a general background of a range of topics relating to healthy soils. Some provide information on a specific soil quality indicator (e.g. microbial biomass), while others give instructions on how to measure and interpret some soil analysis results (e.g. bulk density). There are also a number of fact sheets introducing different farm management strategies for those farmers coming to terms with difficult soil properties, such as compaction or waterlogging.
While these fact sheets give a concise introduction to each topic, more detailed information can be gained through the “Further Reading and References” section at the end of each fact sheet.
In many cases these fact sheets were written by people outside of the Healthy Soils project and we acknowledge and thank them for their contribution. The production of the printable fact sheets was made possible through funding from South Coast Natural Resource Management (SCNRM). Fact sheet design is by Science with Style.
Please click on the any of the titles to access each fact sheet. Should you want a copy of any of these, please choose the “printable version” link to download a pdf.