2019 Conference - "Managing Soil Resources to Secure Our Future"

10th April 2019

The Society is pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Conference title: "Managing Soil Resources to Secure Our Future".

Today the society launches this year's two day Annual Conference which will take place at the University of Sheffield on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th September.

The multi-functionality of soils puts ever greater pressure on how and what expert advice is provided to manage our soils and the time that remains until we have to reduce Greenhouse gas emission gets ever shorter.

Brexit and the 25-year plan will determine the direction of financial support for agriculture and the use of soils for production. However, will the area of highly productive soils be further jeopardised by the housing crisis?

  • Will the next generation molecular techniques provide the tools for managing the soil’s biological component?
  • How can land managers be supported in enhancing their skills and understanding of soils to meet future needs?
  • Are soils in the natural environment likely to be affected by the same drivers of change? Certainly we have to be concerned about science, policy and practices in all these aspects of management.
  • Innovative research and research applications from all areas in soil science will be required to tackle these challenges.

Would you like to organise a session at our Annual Conference?

We are keen to hear from members what topics they like to see addressed and we invite you to put forward a session for our annual meeting in September.

We would expect you to chair your session and to identify a key note speaker and encourage others to submit abstracts and attend the conference. In return we would offer you a session for 3-4 speakers plus posters.

If you are interested then please submit a brief description of your topic, the key note speaker you have in mind and the number of abstracts you expect to attract for your session for consideration.

Please email this to Ian Brown by Monday 6th May 2019 at the latest.