Peltohavaintoja - aistinvarainen tarkastelu maan kasvukunnon mittarina

Tuomas J Mattila, Jukka Rajala, Ritva Mynttinen

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Soil health is a complex whole, which includes biological, chemical and physical factors. This makes it challenging to measure. One approach for measurement is to make a series of observations and try to synthetize these into an overall picture of the functioning of the soil ecosystem. Observations can be made on a general level, for example on the drying of soil or plant emergence. However observations can also be made in a systematic fashion using a defined evaluation methodology.

Evaluation methodologies have been in use since early 1900s, but they have been further developed during the 2000s. Currently the methods have matured to a stage, where they provide reliable results which can be used to compare fields and the development of a single field over time.

This report presents a group of the most common evaluation methodologies and also results from applying them to 24 fields over 3 years. The visual evaluation results are compared also to measurements from the same fields. The report contains many photographs from different field situations, which can be used to develop obser
Bidragets titel på inmatningsspråkField observations - visual evaluation as an indicator of soil health
FörlagHelsingin yliopisto Ruralia-instituutti
Antal sidor60
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-951-51-3780-7
StatusPublicerad - 2019
MoE-publikationstypD4 Publicerad utvecklings- eller forskningsrapport eller studie


NamnRaportteja / Helsingin yliopisto Ruralia institutti
FörlagHelsingin yliopisto Ruralia instituutti
ISSN (elektroniskt)1796-0630


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