The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Lots of science in this Week in Soil: a soil microbe that breaks down forever chemicals, new medicines found in the world’s driest desert, worms threatened by microplastics, methane-releasing tundra soils, sunflower altruism, 3D visualising of crop roots and microorganisms and molecular changes to avoid soil liquefaction; plus the German Environment Prize, a giant Swiss birdhouse and much more.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

This week’s standout soil news: the Landmark Climate Change & Land report, carbon in the Amazon, societal soil expectations, cover cropping, neonics & toxic soil in the US, new antibiotics, the Soil Health Bucket, soil as a window in to the past and more.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

This Week in Soil: The new UK government and the environment, predictions for farming post-EU Exit, new research on carbon storage, plant diversity and acid rain, the state of soil in NZ, huge rises in peatland wildfires, linking farming and public health and much, much more.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Greatest nematode population found in sub-arctic soils, Structural Soil to support urban trees, children’s meals lack sustainability, rallying cereal makers for soil health, Elephant Grass, soil moisture, Green Water and defragmenting UK soils policy: all in this Week in Soil.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

This Week in Soil: SSA in Wicked Leeks, aviation emissions offsetting via soil health support, the threat of desertification in Spain, fertiliser pellets made from carbon dioxide, the Soil Health Institute Strategy, the ancient art of silvopasture and indigenous methods to save our soils.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Lots going soil-wise this week: eco-friendly burial methods, increased soil health practices in US farming, the soil-restorative powers of chickpeas, a breakthrough in crop growth on marginal soils, the constant compaction challenge, collecting underground soil samples from an asteroid - and much more!

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Combating desertification, drought and soil erosion; cutting farm ammonia; scientists discover how iron unlocks phosphorous, novel anti-inflammatory health-giving lipid, and which organisms increase in diversity after radiation; comparing the soil microbiome to human gut flora; update on the Sustainable Farming Association and why agriculture should be driven by environmentalists.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Satellites monitoring soil run-off, Soil Association investigate ‘Green Brexit’ claims, the threat of creeping urbanisation, soil management to reach net zero targets, new research projects at home and abroad and more from our latest This Week in Soil.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

Our thoughts on the new Environment Agency soils report, soils in landfill, studies exploring extraction of heavy metals, the Foodshot Global soil innovation prize, summaries of Global Soil Week and the Symposium on Soil Erosion, the health benefits of fatty acids in soil bacteria and more in our latest Week in Soil roundup.

The Week in Soil

The Week in Soil

This Week in Soil: Global Soil Week, Fera’s Big Soil Community soil sampling update, Cereals 2019, devastating topsoil loss, teabags the latest soil health tool, America’s new soil health drive, Ghana’s millennial agricultural entrepreneurs, investing in soil health and the overwhelming benefits of nature for wellbeing.

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.