New app to assess agricultural soil and improve its quality

phys.org | 9/2/2015 | Staff
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The Environmental Soil Science group (GEA-UMH) of the Miguel Hernández University in Elche (Spain) has created an application to assess and improve the quality of agricultural soil. This tool is the result of a global project that analyses the quality of soil destined to agricultural production, as well as sustainable agricultural methods in Europe and China.

The app, presented this week by UMH researchers, provides real information on the type of suitable agricultural methods depending on the soil, crops and conditions. This mobile application, which can be used in situ at the examined lands, combines biological, physical and chemical information from data gathered in the agricultural areas to be studied, located in Europe and China. It is one of the objectives of the Interactive Soil Quality assessment in Europe and China for Agricultural productivity and Environmental Resilience (iSQAPER) project, in which UMH researchers Fuensanta García Orenes, Ignacio Gómez, Jorge Mataix and...
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