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- September 26, 2017
Want a fun and graphic way to measure the amount of biological activity in your soil? For the past few years, farmers throughout North America have been "Soiling Their Undies" by burying pairs of cotton underwear in their fields and pastures and monitoring how much of the material breaks down as a result of soil biological activity. This a humorous, but practical, way to gauge the soil health impacts of various farming practices, including cover cropping, managed rotational grazing and no-till.
The Land Stewardship Project has created male and female "Soil Your Undies" kits that include two pairs of cotton underwear, two flags and instructions.
You can order a kit online here, or buy them from LSP's southeastern Minnesota office in Lewiston. To purchase a kit using the latter option, contact Karen Benson at 507-523-3366 or via e-mail.
A complete description on how to use the "Soil Your Undies" testing kit is available here. We would love to hear your stories and see pictures of your undies. Please e-mail LSP's Shona Snater at firstname.lastname@example.org with your results.