Acidic soils could be affecting growth on nearly half of Scotland's farms. A new report from SRUC analysed 273 soil samples from around the country. The results showed that almost half of the soil samples had a pH below 5.8. The optimum pH for grassland is 6.0 and for arable is 6.2.
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"Valuing Your Soils", is newly published guidance, which will help Scottish farmers, crofters and land mangers protect and improve their most valuable resources.
 
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Creating a nutrient budget will help you to make best use of nutrients across the farm; it could save you money and reduce diffuse pollution risks.

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Even technically efficient farms can find small changes to current soil and nutrient management practices that could make a big difference.

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