Soil structure is an essential component of soil fertility. The spade diagnosis is a suitable method for assessing the soil structure and other attributes of soil quality from observations such as odour, colour, roots, soil particles or soil layers.
The SoilDoc app guides you through the spade diagnosis and the observations for a complete assessment of a selected soil.
The SoilDoc is mobile phone application to monitor your soil with the spade diagnosis. It asks questions about the soil, which can be answered with a simple click. Questions relate to your location, the crops grown, any problems occurring on the plot, and appearance of soil surface. Then you are instructed how to do a spade diagnosis and answer related questions. Additional information and pictures help to find the answers. During the evaluation, the app collects all observations made and generates a report. The report is stored on the mobile phone and can then be exported in csv, txt or html format and saved as a PDF file on a computer. The simple archiving of the observations facilitates the comparison of different surveys at the same location. The tool is useful to organic and conventional farmers alike. The app is relevant to farmers around the world.
Change the language settings of your device to use the app in German, English or French.