In the name of building healthier soils, the CottonInfo team are inviting you to participate in this fun soil science experiment to see how healthy your cotton soil is.
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.
As biological activity is much more obvious when there’s good soil moisture, this coming season is a great opportunity to give this a go! To participate, simply contact your local CottonInfo REO to request a pair of cotton undies, bury them, dig them up two months later, and share your photos with your REO, the twitter community using the hashtag #soilyourundies, and online using our interactive map. For more information, visit CottonInfo’s soil your undies webpage!