This survey aims to assess the effectiveness of activities undertaken to enhance soil health so that we can gain a better understanding of the solutions currently being implemented and direct our research accordingly. It should only take around 5-10 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking part and helping to shape the future of soil management.

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* 1. I am a...

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* 2. Which of the following activities do you consider most effective in enhancing soil health?

  1 - No benefit 2 3 4 5 - Very effective Not used
Grow cover crops beneath main crop (living mulches) or between crop rows
Amend the soil with bacteria or fungi
Amend crop with manures and agricultural composts
Add mulch to crops
Restore or create low input grasslands
Change tillage practices
Amend soil using a mix of organic and inorganic amendments
Amend the soil with organic processing wastes or their composts
Control traffic and traffic timing
Incorporate leys into crop rotation
Use crop rotation
Amend the soil with fresh plant material or crop remains
Reduce grazing intensity
Amend the soil with municipal wastes or their composts
Plant new hedges
Encourage foraging waterfowl
Amend soil with formulated chemical compounds
Amend the soil with non-chemical minerals and mineral wastes
Retain crop residues
Use alley cropping
Change the timing of ploughing
Convert to organic farming
Grow cover crops
Amend the soil with crops grown as green manures
Amend the soil with composts not otherwise specified
Change the timing of manure application
Reduce fertiliser, pesticide use
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