Introducing Morley SAMS
The Morley Soil and Agronomic Monitoring Study (SAMS) is one of our most interesting pieces of research through our Morley Science.
Morley SAMS, which began in 2018, is a long term on-farm monitoring programme that aims to link soil health and its impacts on yield, profitability, and resilience. We anticipate the this long-term monitoring will continue for decades to come.
A network of monitoring sites, a mixture of historic high, low and variable yielding areas and 4 headland sites, have been chosen across the farm.
The first step was to use GIS to synthesise the yield data to examine patterns and link these to known patterns of soil variation. Each site is approximately 150 m2, and there is the potential to add more sites in later phases of the programme.
We have collated a selection of the Morley SAMS data into an interactive map. The maps can be used to view details of the farm soils, pH, earthworm count, VESS, and aggregate stability.
Need some help?
To help use the interactive map we have also put together a couple of “how to” tips which can be found below the map.