Defra - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Science Search

Science and Research Projects

Return to Science Search homepage   Return to Project List

Soils within the Catchment Sensitive Farming Programme: Project to deliver improvements in soil management - SP08014

1. To pilot test a “non-deterministic approach” (NDA) to influence land management practices that enables land-managers and landowners to consider the implications for them of changing management of organic matter within their enterprise.
2. To demonstrate that the Active C can be used to predict the impact of changes in land use and management on SOC within catchments defined under the Natural England scheme.
3. To synthesise lessons learnt in a form useful to secondary stakeholders including Defra.

The completed case studies referred to in the final report are available at:
Project Documents
• Final Report : SP08014 final report   (1848k)
• Technical Report : SP08014 technical report   (1259k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2008

Cost: £378,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
GY Associates
Agricultural Land              
Carbon Dioxide              
Environmental Protection              
Social Research              
Fields of Study
Soil Protection