Event date:Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 08:45 to Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 16:45
Venue: The Edge, Endcliffe Village, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
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The multi-functionality of soils puts ever greater pressure on how and what expert advice is provided to manage our soils and the time that remains until we have to reduce Greenhouse gas emission gets ever shorter.
Brexit and the 25-year plan will determine the direction of financial support for agriculture and the use of soils for production. However, will the area of highly productive soils be further jeopardised by the housing crisis?
Will the next generation molecular techniques provide the tools for managing the soil’s biological component?
How can land managers be supported in enhancing their skills and understanding of soils to meet future needs?
Are soils in the natural environment likely to be affected by the same drivers of change? Certainly we have to be concerned about science, policy and practices in all these aspects of management.
Innovative research and research applications from all areas in soil science will be required to tackle these challenges.