Healthy and productive soils are central to achieving a number of the sustainable development goals adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations this year. Soils sustain our food systems, filter and regulate the flow of fresh water, store vast amounts of carbon and support myriad organisms. But the world’s soils are increasingly under pressure from climate change, population growth and poor land management.
The South West England Soils Discussion Group (SWESDiG) are holding their Autumn Meeting today at Rothamsted Research, North Wyke.
Soil Use and Management, one of two Scientific Journals from the British Society of Soil Science has recently published a special issue on Soil system science for sustainability and policy compiled by guest editors Professor Karl Ritz, Dr Peter Costigan and Dr Phil Wallace.
The organisers of the 2015 British Society of Soil Science Annual Meeting are delighted to annouce that Professor Ian Boyd, Defra Chief Scientific Adviser, will be launching the new Working with Soil Professional Competency document "Soil Science in crop and livestock production" during the daytime programme.