When setting up your Soilmentor account, you will need to add at least one sample within each field you have added, with the plan to return to within a 5m circular area of that spot each time you do the tests again.
By returning to the same approximate location you will see how the soil progresses over time and with changes to your management. Saving the GPS locations of your chosen sample sites in Soilmentor helps you to return to the same area.
This sample is where you will record your soil health and ground cover results, such as earthworm counts, infiltration rates & basal ground cover transects.
You can choose to create multiple sample locations within each field, but we recommend starting with just one, to ensure you can build soil monitoring into your farming routine in a manageable way.
For recording more general observations across a field, such as wildlife spotted, crop observations, treatments added, or animal movements, go to the ‘Fields & Biodiversity’ area in the Soilmentor app.