The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the framework of the Global Soil Partnership has recently inaugurated the International Network of Black Soils (INBS) and decided to organize and launch a photo contest on black soils called “When Soils turn Black”.
BBC Radio's long running programme Gardeners' Question Time visited Exeter, United Kingdom recently and amongst the audience was BSSS member David Hogan who was also able to ask a question.
At the 2017 Pride of Britain Awards in London on Monday 30th October 2017, Society Member Professor Lorna Dawson was given a "Special Recognition Award" for her pioneering work in forensic techniques.
Three awards will be presented at the World Congress of Soil Science in August 2018, to recognise outstanding contributions in three areas. The winners are as follows;