The twin problems of soil degradation and increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are two of the largest challenges facing the world today. Degraded soils lead
“Carbon credits could provide an income stream for farmers based on societal value of carbon’, says David R Montgomery, keynote speaker at REAP 2020.
The Victorian-era switch from manure to artificial fertiliser has resulted in damage to the microbial communities that maintain soil structure, according to new work from Rothamsted Research. Andrew Neal, lead researcher of the study, says carbon is crucial for soil health and the microorganisms within it.
New strategies for soil phosphate management are being assessed against a 120-year-old experiment in Suffolk, led by NIAB. Strategies include cover crops, tillage and soil amendments…
Different methods of assessing, improving and maintaining soil health were discussed at the ‘Soil Health and Circular Economy’ Agri-Tech East event hosted by NIAB on
“Soil compaction is probably the most significant challenge to all crop development,” says Bill Basford, Independent Mechanisation Specialist. Bill will be giving advice about matching