An Introduction to Soil Classification is a brand new training course developed by ociety of Soil Science as part of the Wiorking with Soil programme.
The British Society of Soil Science has sponsored 30 Mountain Ash trees to be planted in Schools around the Snowdonia National Park as part of the 64 year anniversary of the National Park and the International Year of Soils 2015.The planting takes place on Wednesday 11th March 2015 and there will be updates throughout the day on the website and social media.
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A citizen science project led by researchers at Rockefeller University in New York is interested in mapping the genetic riches of soil from all around world.
The objective is to uncover new bacteria in unexpected (and hard to reach) places, which could lead to the development of new types of antibiotics and other drugs.
On the last day of the five day NERC funded Dirt Science Training Course at Cranfield University (in collaboration with the James Hutton Institute and British Society of Soiil Science) the 22 delegates, split into 4 groups, gave some presentations and the presentation voted best by the Students, and endorsed by the Group Mentors, was from Group 2.