Agriculture

ISPMF 2015 – Shanghai Knights!

I was very grateful to receive an MSB Early-Career Researcher grant in April 2015 from the Society of Biology, which supported my attendance to the International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine & Food (ISPMF2015, Shanghai – CHINA). The event took…
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Guest Blog: Soil is Life!

This week we have a guest blogger! Clare Humphries, who has been an avid supporter of our blog since its pre-conception, and is the Agrifood Information Specialist at Cranfield University, offers us an insight into her day at Rothamsted’s latest public engagement day, Soil…
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Soil data, soil information and soil maps

Many have realised that global soil information is currently inadequate for addressing the global challenges of food security, water resource protection and climate change mitigation. However, only in recent years has significant funding been invested into soils information generation across…
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The final hurrah: #EGU15

Firstly, many apologies for the delay in this blog post. Thursday was the day of my presentation, and so I was preparing myself for this and having a couple of celebratory drinks and dinner after it was completed. Then friday came…
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#EGU15 – Day 3

So another day passes and lots more science has been seen. I think that this was one of my most interesting days of the week so far. After grabbing a coffee and a muffin to start me on my day,…
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#EGU15 Day 2

After a long nights sleep, I felt somewhat more prepared for the 2nd day of talks at EGU 15. What I learnt from the first day was to admit that you cannot simply see everything. Taking breaks is also a…
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Musings on the Agricultural Land Classification system

In this post, Alex Cooke discusses the use of the UK’s Agricultural Land Classification (ALC) in planning policy from her prior perspective as a practising soil-scientist. Foundation for the ALC system In 1941 Hans Jenny published his famous ‘CLORPT’ equation[1] which stated…
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