I’m a Scientist is an online STEM outreach competition that gets people in science talking about their work with school students across the UK. Members of the British Society of Soil Science are invited to apply to take part in the next online event, running 6th–17th November.
A recent article in "The Guardian" newspaper which states that fertile soil is being lost at rate of 24bn tonnes a year through intensive farming as demand for food increases, says UN-backed study.
You can read the full article here
The ESDAC Map Viewer allows the user to navigate key soil data for Europe. It provides access to the attributes of the European Soil Database and some additional data related to main soil threats as identified in the Soil Thematic Strategy.
Bookings close tomorrow afternoon so if you're intending to join the SWESDG Autumn meeting make sure you vist the webpage to register asap!
The day will focus on the importance of good soil structure and use the Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure (VESS) methodology in the field.
Please see the latest message from IUSS President Professor Rattan Lal who shares his views on "The ecological costs of soil management practices".
You can download the message here