New fossil finds from China push back the origins of deep soils by 20 million years, new research has uncovered. This is a key part of the stepwise conquest of the land and transformation of the continents, researchers have discovered.
The 70th Annual General Meeting of the British Society of Soil Science will take place in the Meadow Suite, University of Reading, Whiteknights,Pepper Lane, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6UR on Thursday 8th September 2016.
The meeting will commence at 10.30am and will last for one hour.
If you wish to attend then please let me know by no later than Friday 2nd September 2016.
The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.
The WSD 2016 will be celebrated on the 5th of December at FAO headquarters in Rome and FAO regional offices.
The theme for this year will be “Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life”.
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers hope to reduce possible pollutants emanating from soils in Florida cattle ranches by using a $710,000 federal grant to study soil microbes.
Responsibility for contaminated soil clean-up is increasingly falling on councils, despite cuts from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), a new report from the Environmental Audit Committee has found.
An estimated 325,000 sites in the UK, covering 300,000 hectares, are contaminated with substances including chemicals, heavy metals, tar, gases, asbestos and radioactive substances.