Society Member David Hogan was listening to BBC Radio 4's "From Our Own Correspondent" yesterday and heard a report from Adam Jones on how Dubai is taking pride in delaing with food waste as well as a mention of the Emirates Soil Museum. Adam was extremely enthusiastic about the importance of soil so if you missed it you can hear it via the BBC iPlayer Radio.
Professor Lorna Dawson a Principal Soil Scientist at James Hutton Institute and Fellow of the Society, collected her Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Soil and Forensic Science on Tuesday 13th November 2018 at Buckingham Palace.
Professor Dawson pioneered forensic techniques that have helped solve more than 100 crimes.
Congratulations to Lorna from all at the British Society of Soil Science.
Cranfield University in collaboration with Rothamsted Research, NIAB, Newcastle University and University of East Anglia have received funding from Defra to cooperate in a multidisciplinary project entitled Knowledge gaps and research priorities to optimise the use of organic amendments for sustainable intensification of UK agricultural systems. As part of this project, two workshops will be organised in East Anglia and South West to cover the arable and livestock areas respectively.
Reports have been submitted from recent grant recipients and can be viewed here
Each year the society makes available up to £20,000 in grant funding. If you would like to consider applying for a Travel Grant (ECR Members) or for the Field Equipmet or Innovation Grants then please take a look at this page
I am very pleased to share with you my November Viewpoint with the thematic focus of “Soil-Centric Agricultural Reformation”. The focus is to reconcile the need for eliminating the hunger and malnutrition with the necessity of restoring the environment.