The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Environment Bill progress, soil management advice from the Natural Capital Committee, bespoke soil recipes, human composting, saline-alkaline soil research, the impact of canine bathroom breaks, citizen science in Tanzania and much, much more in our latest soil news update.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Loss of biodiversity and ecosystems threatens human life as much as climate change and the role of soil as a solution; the myth of 100 harvests; plant-based remedies for salty soils; soil bacteria that destroys nitrous oxide; the efficacy of bio-fertilisers; degraded soils in the Niger; a new nature-friendly farming film and so much more in our latest soil news update.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Soil degradation as a driver of climate change, improving the Environment Bill, the devastating impact of rural poverty on farmers, conservation agriculture in Scotland, China and France, how to make soil science engaging, the release of beavers in the UK and lots more in this week’s soil news roundup.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Our latest Week in Soil with lots to catch up on including a special report on soil degradation across Europe, the first carbon credits awarded to a farmer for soil improvements, greenhouse gas emission from organic soils, natural climate solutions to ecological and climate breakdown, links between glyphosate and soil fertility declines, a report from the Soil Modelling Consortium, soil as design inspiration and so much more.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Citizen science soil sensing, healthy soils for sustainable cotton, dung beetles suppress human pathogens, the impact of the fungal-to-bacterial ratio, low soil moisture in India, contaminating bioplastics and much more in our latest Week in Soil update.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

A rundown of our Economics of Soil event in Westminster; soil, carbon, agriculture and fair trade in the supply chain; extreme flooding in Nebraska; soil minerals as carbon sink; caterpillars picking up soil messages from the past and more in this latest Week in Soil.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

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.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Soil featured on Radio 4’s Farming Today programme all week; a new Farming Minister for the UK government; using soil to produce biodegradable plastic from plants; and a new US market initiative to encourage healthy soil and water practices in this week’s soil news roundup.

The Week in Soil

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.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

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.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

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 Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

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.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

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.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

This Week in Soil includes the NFU’s inaugural environmental farming conference, research in to soils’ moisture retention following fire, conservation agriculture in China, the UK’s pesticide control post-Brexit and leftovers from last week’s World Soil Day.