worms
Soil biology includes a variety of soil microbes, bacteria and larger fauna such as earthworms and collembolans.
Wheat leaf infected by septoria
Septoria Leaf Blotch (Septoria tritici) is considered to be the most damaging disease on UK winter wheat crops. Spread by rainsplash, this pathogen produces rectangular, necrotic lesions with visible…
Wheat field
Wheat is the mostly wide grown crop in the UK. Nationally yields average around 8 t/ha/
Yellow rust in wheat
Yellow rust is an important economic disease of wheat. Often occurring more in the east of the UK and areas with mild winters and cool, damp summer weather. Yellow rust produces rows of yellowish…
Soil texture triangle
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The proportions of primary particles (sand, silt, and clay) in a soil define its texture.  Silt particles range from 0.002–0.06 mm; clay is small and sand is larger, up to 2 mm.  Marked changes in…
countryside
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AHDB Soil Management Guide
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soil handful
Soil organic matter (OM) is all living or once-living materials in the soil. A key biological component, OM provides a direct source of energy/food for many soil organisms. It is the fuel in the soil…
soil
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soil
Soils form over thousands of years through local interactions of climate, geology, hydrology and management, giving variability in the proportion of sand, silt & clay, soil depth and what…