FARMERS, facilitators, advisors, policy makers and those passionate about wildlife will be heading to The Birmingham & Midland Institute for the second Farmer Cluster Conference on November 1st.Read more »
A new series of practical videos to help farmers understand and improve soil health has been launched today (Wednesday 27 June 2018) at the Groundswell Show.Read more »
Farmers and growers have been urged to sign up to a project which seeks to better understand and manage soil health.
Do you raid your underwear drawer to bury your undies? Does your ability to dig holes rival that of a mole? Do you feel at one with your land?
THE importance of soils and water will be highlighted to farmers, researchers and policymakers at what promises to be a thought-provoking conference next month.Read more »
Healthy soil is rich in organic matter, but scientists have yet to fully understand exactly how that organic matter is formedRead more »
The UK places little importance on soil, resulting in a worrying lack of knowledge around this vital British asset, according to reports released by the APPG on Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming. Although 95 per cent of our food comes from the soil, the political agenda does not reflect this and current policy is insufficient […]Read more »
Newly sequenced genomes of soil bacteria in the group Bradyrhizobium help researchers to understand its effects beyond soil. Soils are teeming with bacteria whose effects we are just beginning to understand. One of the most abundant and active groups of bacteria in soils is called Bradyrhizobium. For the first time from European soils, scientists have sequenced […]Read more »
Rothamsted Research is one of four major partners involved in new projects aiming to improve crop rotations economically and environmentally. Looking beyond the factors affecting crop performance within a season, an ambitious new research programme aims to uncover the features of successful crop rotations. To deliver the programme, Rothamsted Research will work in partnership with […]Read more »
It can take 500 years to replace 25 mm (1 inch) of top soil, yet in the UK it is estimated that 2.9 million tonnes of soil are eroded each year, and soil quality is diminished by poor practices. “Valuing Your Soils”, is newly published guidance, which will help Scottish farmers, crofters and land managers […]Read more »