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Change tillage practices
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 56 studies
Change tillage practices
Use crop rotation
Beneficial Based on: 14 studies
Use crop rotation
Amend the soil with formulated chemical compounds
Likely to be beneficial Based on: 14 studies
Amend the soil with formulated chemical compounds
Amend the soil with fresh plant material or crop remains
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 14 studies
Amend the soil with fresh plant material or crop remains
Amend the soil with manures and agricultural composts
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 14 studies
Amend the soil with manures and agricultural composts
Grow cover crops when the field is empty
Beneficial Based on: 12 studies
Grow cover crops when the field is empty
Add mulch to crops
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 11 studies
Add mulch to crops
Control traffic and traffic timing
Likely to be beneficial Based on: 9 studies
Control traffic and traffic timing
Convert to organic farming
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 7 studies
Convert to organic farming
Retain crop residues
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 6 studies
Retain crop residues
Plant new hedges
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 5 studies
Plant new hedges
Reduce grazing intensity
Likely to be beneficial Based on: 3 studies
Reduce grazing intensity
Reduce fertilizer, pesticide or herbicide use generally
Likely to be ineffective or harmful Based on: 3 studies
Reduce fertilizer, pesticide or herbicide use generally
Amend the soil with bacteria or fungi
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 2 studies
Amend the soil with bacteria or fungi
Amend the soil with municipal wastes or their composts
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 2 studies
Amend the soil with municipal wastes or their composts
Amend the soil with organic processing wastes or their composts
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 2 studies
Amend the soil with organic processing wastes or their composts
Amend the soil with non-chemical minerals and mineral wastes
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 2 studies
Amend the soil with non-chemical minerals and mineral wastes
Restore or create low input grasslands
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 2 studies
Restore or create low input grasslands
Amend the soil with crops grown as green manures
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 2 studies
Amend the soil with crops grown as green manures
Change the timing of ploughing
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 2 studies
Change the timing of ploughing
Amend the soil with composts not otherwise specified
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 1 study
Amend the soil with composts not otherwise specified
Change the timing of manure application
Unknown effectiveness (limited evidence) Based on: 1 study
Change the timing of manure application
Incorporate leys into crop rotation
Trade-off between benefit and harms Based on: 1 study
Incorporate leys into crop rotation

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