A soil in good condition consists of around 50 per cent solid matter – this includes organic matter, which is the main driver of soil health.

The remaining space in the soil should be half filled with air and half with water.

Using water efficiently means applying just enough water to meet the needs of your crop.

If you are looking for ways to improve water use efficiency in your soils, read this practical Soil Wealth ICP fact sheet for guidance on readily available water (RAW) and soil texture, as well as healthy soil conditions.