The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board invite you to bury your undies… to find out just how active your soil biology is.
Biology within the soil is responsible for consuming all kinds of organic materials, breaking them down as a part of the nutrient cycle. This simple experiment asks you to bury your undies to provide a tasty meal for the soil biology; the quicker the undies are consumed the more active your soil biology is.
Burying your undies is an easy way to compare the biological activity in different soil types, at numerous locations on the farm, in various crop types, in garden beds, under a variety of watering regimes or even in different environments:
This project is linking with the national Soil Your Undies project run through University of New England and CottonInfo.
Soil Your Undies! is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from a National Science Week SA Community Grant, the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and the landscape levies.