The Humus Resources Programme (Ressourcenprogramm Humus) aims to raise awareness among farmers regarding the topic of humus management. Farmers can use simple indicators and methods, e.g., humus content measurement or the spade test, as tools for monitoring changes directly in the field. Humus balance has recently become established (at least in research) as a further, indirect indicator for managing humus on a farm. The goals of this project are:
- To measure the organic matter content in a field, in order to determine the direct impact of the measures.
- To identify difficulties and shortcomings in the use of the humus balance tool.
- To rate acceptance of the humus-building measures in comparison with their benefits.
- To identify which measures are preferably implemented. Modelling the changes with the humus balance tool. Problems, innovation and exchange will be dealt with in the context of discussions within the working group.