ClimateXChange (CXC) was asked by Scottish Government to develop a free and easy-to-use tool for land managers that would allow them to compare the measured topsoil organic matter content of their soil with typical values in the national Representative Soil Profiles of Scotland database and accessed via the National Soils Map of Scotland The tool uses soils data to provide reference/context information for the average soil organic matter content value at any site. The soils data is processed within the platform so that the input by the land manager is as simple as possible.
The aim of the tool is to help land managers understand quickly whether the soil has a good organic matter content, and alert them to the need for further action.
For further advice, information and examples of on farm soil management practices to improve soil conditions please visit the following websites:
To use the tool please click or tap on the image of the soil map below, this will open a new window in your browser.
Or if you would like to read some guidance on using the tool then click the link below to open a new page.Tips on using the Topsoil OM tool