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Call for Participants: 2-day Sandpit focused on ‘Technologies for Soil Evaluation’

Soils are critical to feeding the world as our population grows to over 9 billion people. Existing knowledge of dynamic changes in the Earth’s soils …

Soils in Practice 2019

Tuesday 12th & Thursday 14th November 2019 08:30 – Arrival, breakfast & networking 09:00 – Introduction from Farmers Weekly 09:15 – Introduction from Robert Smith 09:40 – …

Soil Security Programme Outcomes Event

A finale event highlighting the major findings from the five year Soil Security Programme will be hosted at the Royal Society in London on 5th December 2019: World Soils Day

EAC Soil Health Report

Following a public inquiry the Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) published a report on soil health…

Jackie Stroud talks about the benefits of earthworms to soils.

Watch Jackie Stroud talking about her fellowship experience on studying the benefits of earthworms to soils.

Soil Health Metrics for Environmental Land Management Schemes

A Soil Security Programme (SSP) group of expert soil health researchers and practitioners met on 20 and 21 May 2019 to discuss which were the most practical and reliable farmer-led
measurements for soil health, and their potential applicability in the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) development.

The SSP Guide to Writing a Grant

A: Development phase Build the best team and make sure they are fully engaged at all stages of the grant – clearly identify roles and …

Grass-clover leys boost earthworm recoveries: the return of the natives

Earthworms have been in the news recently, with new data confirming that earthworm numbers are low in UK arable soils due to intensive ploughing, repeated soil disturbance and low soil organic matter. Find out how they can make a comeback quicker than you might think.

STARS members attend the World Congress of Soil Science

Three members of the STARS CDT attend the World Congress of Soil Science. Only held once every 4 years it’s the world’s largest gathering of soil scientists

Soil is important in climate change forecasts

Soil is important in climate change forecasts. It stores the majority of terrestrial carbon and plays a crucial role in future climate change.

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