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A time for reflection….

In this post, Dirt Doctors original founder and recently graduated Olly Pritchard reflects on how the Dirt Doctors blog account has done so far. It’s been pretty much 18 months now since the Dirt Doctors blog was first exposed to…
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The Accidental Soil Scientist!

“The next post in our ‘Your Career in Soil Or Plant Sciences’ segment comes from The James Hutton Institute’s Matt Aitkenhead who talks, humorously, about the many obstacles he had to work around to become successful in his field of…
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What do we ask of agricultural soils? A personal view

“In the first of our “Your Career in Soil and Plant Sciences” segment, Rothamsted Research’s David Powlson gives us his story on his career, focussing on working with agricultural soils…” Forty-eight years ago I embarked on a career in soil…
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My PhD experiences

“In this recent blog post, Cranfield University PhD student Tom Storr discusses his PhD experiences so far.” It is now approaching 9 months since I started my PhD at Cranfield University studying sustainable soil management, focussing predominantly on cover crops,…
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International Conference on Agricultural Engineering

“In this recent post, PhD student Rebecca Whetton recalls her experiences of being at the recent International Agricultural Engineering Conference in Aarhus University in Denmark. Here, Becky was presenting work she has been doing as part of her PhD”. Last…
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