The Week in Soil

Our weekly blog features the main scientific, political and cultural soil-related stories of interest from across the web over the previous seven days, available on our website and through our Twitter account every Friday morning.

03 February 2023
  • Defra reduce soil target 
  • Royal Society on land-use
  • New soil amendments
  • Heritage cereals research
  • Soil board game
27 January 2023
  • Clarity on Defra farm subsidies
  • Food, farming and nature consensus
  • Fungi biotechnology
  • Raise the pulse
  • Soil organisms in parks
20 January 2023
  • England Envt Targets
  • EU soil indicator
  • Soil and gut health
  • Soil carbon calculations
  • Soil microbes and climate change


13 January 2023
  • Global Farm Metric framework
  • Soil biodiversity policies
  • London rewilding with horses
  • Crop mixtures help soils
  • First Food Diversity Day
06 January 2023
  • New SFI payment
  • Low SFI uptake
  • Soil Health Action Plan
  • Dead bodies used in compost
  • Organic matter helps soils hold nitrogen
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