Council Member Leila Froud watched a programme on Chanel 4 this week "Hannibal's Elephant Army: The New Evidence " which showed a team of scientists digging cores in a mountain clearing on the alps and found “disturbed soils” at depth, these were from when Hannibal’s army of horses and elephants from rested for a while en route to Rome! Also, high levels of nutrient in the horse manure was still evident in the soils all these centuries on.
The latest IUSS Alert (Number 152) for February 2018 is now available here
Remember that all BSSS Members enjoy complimentary membership of the International Union of Soil Sciences as part of their annual subscription fee.
Cranfield University visited Buckingham Palace on 22nd February 2018 to receive its fifth Queen's Anniversary Prize from HRH The Prince of Wales, with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen and his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Global Soil Partnership and the ITPS (Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils) invite you to contribute to the online consultation for developing the Code of Conduct for the Management of Fertilizers (CoCoFe).
Please see the latest message from IUSS President Professor Rattan Lal which is addressing the “Out of sight, out of mind" syndrome of soil necessitates a strong and continued dialogue between soil scientists on the one hand and research administrators, policymakers, general public and land use planners on the other.