The value of soil analysis is recognised as fundamental to the sustainability of agriculture, but it is complex. Here are some useful resources:
Structural assessment of soils
Think soils ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/thinksoils
Healthy Grassland Soils – Four quick steps to assess soil structure ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/healthy-grassland-soils-2
Visual evaluation of soil structure sruc.ac.uk/info/120625/visual_evaluation_of_soil_structure/1553/ visual_evaluation_of_soil_structure_-_method_description
Large scale soil programmes
Great Soils AHDB funds an extensive programme of research and knowledge exchange on soil management. More information on the Great Soils project .
Soil Health Partnership NIAB are leading both the Soil Biology and Soil Health Partnership and the Rotations Partnership which are funded by AHDB and BBRO. Findings of these on-going projects are released via AHDB