Soil quality fact sheets

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Developing cost efficient management practices and farming systems to improve soil quality is essential to sustainable agriculture in Australia and world-wide.  Soil Quality, a national body with representatives from most Australian states, has produced a range of fact sheets aimed at providing 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.

The fact sheets can be found at