ADLib Glossary (S)

Definition:

Soil / Crop Need (spreading waste)

This is a balance between what the soil lacks and the proposed crop needs. The properties of the existing soil need to be taken into account, for example, its nutrient content. This should be looked at in relation to what the planned crop needs for maximum health and yield.

For a genuine recovery of the waste the waste should only be spread in quantities that supply the crop with what it needs. Waste spread that supplies excess quantities of what the crop needs would be considered to be disposal and therefore not covered by the land-spreading exemptions.

ADLib logo Content provided by the Agricultural Document Library
© University of Hertfordshire, 2011