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Soil Improvement Conference

  • Sophi Taylor Conference Centre NIAB - Park Farm, Villa Road Cambridge CB24 9NZ United Kingdom (map)

Impact of Management Practices on Soil Function and Quality

Association of Applied Biologists

Soil functions and agricultural productivity are closely linked. The application of soil improving techniques is crucial to maintain soil functions, long-term productivity and the broad range ecosystem services provided by soils. These techniques include tillage, crop diversity, crop management, cover crops and the use of organic amendments. The effectiveness of soil management practices will vary with soil type, farming systems and agro-climatic zones. Management practices should be practical and economically viable to encourage uptake by farmers. Equally, important is the development of land use policies to secure the wider societal benefits provided by soils.

Earlier Event: October 16
Welsh Conference - Recovering Nature 2018
Later Event: October 23
Field Lab: Plant Teams