Soil

Min-till can lead to ‘skewed’ soil testing results

Min-till can lead to ‘skewed’ soil testing results

The Potash Development Association (PDA) is highlighting the growing prevalence of  ‘skewed’ soil testing results which it said is a...

May 30, 2022

FAO: ‘Strong support and solidarity’ needed to improve the world’s soils

FAO: ‘Strong support and solidarity’ needed to improve the world’s soils

Improving and maintaining the health of at least 50% of soils worldwide by 2030 will require “strong support and solidarity”,...

May 23, 2022

NI: £45m Soil Nutrient Health Scheme opens

NI: £45m Soil Nutrient Health Scheme opens

The new Northern Ireland Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS), a £45 million investment over a four-year period, has opened. The...

March 23, 2022

Carbon plough to be introduced by Lemken

Carbon plough to be introduced by Lemken

Those people who are eagerly declaring the plough dead and gone have obviously not considered the ingenuity of research institutions...

February 8, 2022

FAO calls for reversal of soil degradation amid increasing pressure

FAO calls for reversal of soil degradation amid increasing pressure

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called for the reversal of soil degradation in response...

January 29, 2022

Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

10 years ago, researchers at Harper Adams University in Shropshire in the UK set out on a long-term project to...

January 22, 2022

Agri ministers to discuss soil quality and land use at global forum

Agri ministers to discuss soil quality and land use at global forum

The annual Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is due to take place next week with focus on global...

January 21, 2022

Soil carbon sequestration: Is it a geographic lottery?

Soil carbon sequestration: Is it a geographic lottery?

Farmers face a ‘geographic lottery’ in terms of soil carbon sequestration, if plans to reward them financially for increasing soil...

December 13, 2021

University of Gloucestershire carrying out major research to protect soil

University of Gloucestershire carrying out major research to protect soil

World Soil Day on Sunday, December 5, is the one day in the year that the United Nations asks everyone...

December 5, 2021

Lemken achieves double-digit growth in 2021

Lemken achieves double-digit growth in 2021

According to Lemken CEO, Anthony van der Ley, the company has enjoyed double-digit growth in 2021 with more of the...

November 22, 2021

66% of most soils deficient in key nutrients – NRM

66% of most soils deficient in key nutrients – NRM

NRM has published its annual soil summary report for 2020-2021, with consolidated data from thousands of soil samples across the...

October 27, 2021

The impact of tillage farming on soil ecosystems

The impact of tillage farming on soil ecosystems

The impact of tillage farming on soil ecosystems has been likened to creating a ‘gangsters’ paradise’ by one of the...

June 3, 2021

The importance of soil – our roots have taught us

The importance of soil – our roots have taught us

Plans have been unveiled to mark World Soil Day 2021. It takes place on Sunday December 5th highlighting the importance...

April 13, 2021

Herbal leys can make a significant contribution to beef output

Herbal leys can make a significant contribution to beef output

Results from a five-year trial, carried out by scientists at Reading University, confirms that dry matter output from diversified swards...

December 21, 2020

Get soil sampling this autumn

Get soil sampling this autumn

Autumn is an ideal time for soil sampling. Soils are warm and the results will come back to allow for...

September 16, 2020

Project to investigate Scottish ‘carbon farming’ opportunities

Project to investigate Scottish ‘carbon farming’ opportunities

A new project will investigate ways Scottish farmers could draw down more carbon into their soils. The initiative will be...

August 8, 2020

The soil beneath your cover crops

The soil beneath your cover crops

Cover crops play an important role in protecting our soils. On a cold and wet day in February agronomist, Robbie...

March 6, 2020

‘When we stand on soil we’re standing on the rooftop to another world’

‘When we stand on soil we’re standing on the rooftop to another world’

“When we stand on soil we’re standing on the rooftop to another world.” Dr. Christine Jones gave the attendance at...

November 6, 2019