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New meeting: Climate adaptation in the UK: latest on developing resilient infrastructure, channeling investment and environmental protection

11th November 2019

Taking place in London, next week - Tuesday 19th November - this seminar will be a timely opportunity to examine priorities for climate change adaptation - including discussion around resilient infrastructure, environmental governance and the impact of policy developments.

Further details available here 


Compost key to sequestering carbon in the soil

15th August 2019

In a 19-year study, scientists dug roughly 6 feet down to compare soil carbon changes in different cropping systems. They found that compost is a key to storing carbon, a strategy for offsetting carbon dioxide emissions.

By moving beyond the surface level and literally digging deep, scientists at the University of California, Davis, found that compost is a key to storing carbon in semi-arid cropland soils, a strategy for offsetting CO2 emissions.


Novel strategy uncovers potential to control widespread soilborne pathogens

15th August 2019

Soilborne pathogens are a major issue worldwide as they can infect a broad range of agricultural plants, resulting in serious crop losses devastating to farmers. These persistent pathogens are often resistant toward chemical fungicides, making them difficult to control, and have a broad host range, enabling them to damage a variety of important crops.


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