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Soil Health Management Plan

What is a soil health management plan? | Why have a soil health management plan?

Soil is an essential but finite resource on the farm. Its management needs to be an explicit part of all farm planning, be it economics of production, machinery operation and replacement costs, seeds, fertilisers, chemicals and labour. Soil behaviour influences success.

A soil health management plan (SHMP) is a paddock by paddock, farm scale plan. It should be created by farmers for farmers. The SHMP is not an end in itself – it will only make sense and be applied if it is tied to business plans for the farm enterprise.


SHMP Pilot Report v5a.pdf
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Acronyms and Glossary
Soil Health Management Plan - Concept
The SHMP Process and Pilot
Appendix A - Questions
Appendix B - Program
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