Minister announces key role for Cranfield University in ensuring the quality of UK soils

6th June 2018

George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, today (5th June 2018) announced on a visit to Cranfield University, that Defra has confirmed its continued and long-term support for the National Reference Centre for Soils and associated information system, LandIS, hosted by the University. 

Message from IUSS President Professor Rattan Lal June 2018

4th June 2018

Please see the latest message from IUSS President Professor Rattan Lal with his views on the Urbanization Challenge. This is an important ramification of the Anthropocene. Several cities may have a population of >70 million by the end of the 21st century. Sustainable management of soils under cities is a challenge to soil scientists that cannot be overemphasized.