Soil

Soil carbon sequestration: Is it a geographic lottery?

Soil carbon sequestration: Is it a geographic lottery?

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

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

June 3, 2021

The importance of soil – our roots have taught us

The importance of soil – our roots have taught us

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

Soil compaction is a constant challenge on grassland farms

Soil compaction is a constant challenge on grassland farms

Even moderate levels of soil compaction can reduce grassland output levels by 20%, according to Alex Higgins, from the Agri-Food...

July 14, 2019

Soil compaction is a constant challenge on grassland farms

Soil compaction is a constant challenge on grassland farms

Even moderate levels of soil compaction can reduce grassland output levels by 20%, according to Alex Higgins, from the Agri-Food...

July 7, 2019

Farmers are the true custodians of the soil

Farmers are the true custodians of the soil

December 5 this year was World Soil Day. I hope it provided members of the general public everywhere with the...

December 30, 2018

Farmers are the true custodians of the soil

Farmers are the true custodians of the soil

December 5 this year was World Soil Day. I hope it provided members of the general public everywhere with the opportunity...

December 30, 2018

BASIS to launch qualifications to enhance soil quality

BASIS to launch qualifications to enhance soil quality

With the Agriculture Bill set to reward farmers for ‘public goods’, such as healthy soils, BASIS is preparing to launch...

November 29, 2018

LIC Pasture to Profit 2018: ‘Control the controllable when it comes to your soil’

LIC Pasture to Profit 2018: ‘Control the controllable when it comes to your soil’

LIC (Livestock Improvement Corporation), the New Zealand farmer-owned co-operative, held its Pasture to Profit Conference 2018 in Birmingham yesterday, October...

October 17, 2018

Poor soil structure could cost up to £220/ha…but can you avoid common pitfalls?

Poor soil structure could cost up to £220/ha…but can you avoid common pitfalls?

Healthy soils are said to be the engine driving production on any farm; but just how much could poor soil...

August 22, 2018