The CottonInfo team invite you to soil your undies... all in the name of soil health.
Do your own fun soil science experiment to see how healthy your soil is and share your experiences with your local CottonInfo REO, and the twitter community using the hashtag #soilyourundies.
All you need to do is: bury a pair of 100 per cent white cotton undies in topsoil for two months and then check the level of decomposition. If there’s not much left of the undies you have good biological activity, which indicates healthy soil. These same soil organisms can break down plant materials in much the same way.
If you wish to participate, simply contact your local CottonInfo REO to request a pair of cotton undies. For more information, see our quick and dirty how to guide, or follow us on twitter @CottonInfoAust!
For more info, check out our #soilyourundies video series on youtube!
In term 4 2020, CottonInfo is partnering with UNE SMART Farms and UNE Discovery to run a Soil Your Undies Challenge, for parents, students and teachers. To learn more, visit www.unediscoveryvoyager.org.au/soilyourundies.