A Soil Security Programme (SSP) group of expert soil health researchers and practitioners met on 20 and 21 May 2019 to discuss which were the most practical and reliable farmer-led
measurements for soil health, and their potential applicability in the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) development.
- Develop a consensus as to the most practical and reliable on farm measurements for soil health;
- Recommend a soil health measurement methodology for Defra to include in the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) development.
A site visit to the National Trust Home Farm at Wimpole, Cambridgeshire was followed by a discussion workshop from which the attached recommendations were drawn.