Biodiversity in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, organic farming as a valuable piece of the puzzle, the impact of soil-borne pesticides on bees, micro-organisms in farmland soils, the connection between Soil Health & Human Health, burrowing in to Martian soil and so much more good stuff in this latest edition of the Week in Soil.
This week’s soil news round up includes new FAO reports on agricultural biodiversity and wastewater in horticulture, opportunities and challenges for the organics sector, underwater soils, the New York Soil Health Roadmap, the state of soil fertility in the supply chain, earthworm research results and lots more.
In the latest edition of the Week in Soil: industrial agriculture and the catastrophic decline of insects, the role of soil degradation in our environmental crisis, China’s struggling ecosystems, the Buffer in the Bag programme, topsoil loss on Prince Edward Island, your chance to collaborate with the Soil Health Partnership and much more.
This Week in Soil: Soil Management for Sustainable Food Production & Environmental Protection, barriers to soil conservation measures, restoring oil-soaked soil, a Soil Moisture Visualiser update, soil-related social science publications and the James Hutton Institute’s Best Soil in Show competition.
The case for nature-friendly farming, soil erosion caused by prosecco production, General Mills’ commitment to regenerative agriculture, soil degradation in India, predicting drought with satellites, air pollutants in America and a long-standing puzzle for scientists: all in this Week’s soil news update.
With the publication of draft clauses for the Environment Bill comes responses from green groups and a call for written evidence for the EAC/EFRA inquiry; plus the Resources & Waste strategy, a nationwide metaldehyde ban, research in to urban soils, new medicinal properties found in clay, new tools to monitor sustainable fertiliser usage and much more from this Week in Soil.
Tesco & WWF team up to boost sustainability, debating the definition of public goods, the importance of preserving nature to protect our natural medicine source, reconsidering fertiliser use, the discovery of new giant viruses and a Soil & Water Conservation Act in the Philippines - all in our latest Week in Soil.