Soil your undies. Image courtesy Dr Oliver Knox.

CottonInfo in the news: Underpants experiments are taking place in Australian paddocks and gardens — all in the name of soil health

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From ABC: 

Pairs of tighty whities are being buried in backyards and farms across the nation to check how healthy soil is. 

Soil Your Undies is a joint campaign by the University of New England (UNE) and CottonInfo.

The experiment is to bury 100-per-cent cotton underwear for eight weeks and then dig them back up. The more degraded they are means the better the soil health is as it measures microbial activity

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