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Step 4 – What is my plan for healthier soils?

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Back to Soil health checklistmanaging for healthy soil

A soil health management plan (SHMP) is one way to plan for healthier soils. There are many advantages in thinking of a SHMP to build a farm scale, paddock-by-paddock approach for the reliable production of crop. A SHMP can be as simple or as complex as the knowledge, skill and time of the land manager allow.

There are three basic elements of a SHMP:

  • Soil inventory and interpretation – What do we have?
  • Assessment and monitoring – How is it going?
  • Planning and management - What can we do to get the best from the soil?
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