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.

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.