Healthy Grassland Soils


Soil Fertility Soil Structure Life Beneath

Grassland soilsThis website provides information to help grassland farmers to study soil properties and to choose the best and least damaging management practices for this season and the seasons to come.

A vast amount of information drawn from published literature and farm practice has been compiled and organised here by SRUC, ADAS and Newcastle University as part of a series of projects funded by AHDB Dairy and AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Maintaining healthy grassland soils, by improving soil structure and conserving biological activity, will support better plant growth, forage quality and thus profits and will also minimise the negative impacts on the environment which can follow poor soil management.

Download the 'grassland soils guide'



Download the grassland soils pocketbook   


The soil is one of the most important assets farmers have. Soil is unique in each field - a place that is dynamic and constantly changing, leading to an interconnected web of physical, chemical and biological relationships that underpin the health of the pasture and livestock.