We walk on it every day. Get it under our fingernails. Track it into the house. But do we really appreciate the vital role soil plays—not just in the environment, but in human health?
Recently published research demonstrates the effects of using faba beans in two different ways to increase soil health in Canadian soils.
This research has multiple benefits: saving money on the cost of fertilizer, and reducing the chances that excess nitrogen fertilizer will run off into nearby water bodies.
Happy New Year from the BSSS office.
We are in the middle of moving office location today (Monday 4th January 2016) so please bear with us.
The office should be open as normal from 9am on Tuesday 5th January 2016
The deadline for abstract submission for SSS2.1/GM8.9 session "Gully and rill erosion: recent research progress" is 13th January 2016.
Further details can be found here
Congratulations to Jumpei Fukumasu for winning the 2015 BSSS MSc Dissertation Award for his dissertation on 'Is there a stronger relationship between N-acquiring extracellular enzyme activity and nitrogen mineralization in disaggregated soils than in aggregated soils?', supervised by Dr Liz Shaw (presenting the award).