Spade test application in northern Greece
The spade test helps the farmer to have an initial approach to the condition of the soil he cultivates and an assessment of the cultivation practices he applies. The spade test works as an aid to any laboratory soil analysis and does not require equipment or much time, so it can be applied easily and frequently.
A training manual will be released soon.
For organising this workshop we are very grateful to the Union of Organic Farmers of Northern Greece, the agronomist Grigoris Datsiadis and the organic farmers who gave us their fields.