Newly-published book explains why mud matters

GWCT why soil matters book_52461A POCKET-size book that illustrates the value of soils and water in everyday life has been published by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

The Soil and Water Balance - The Science Behind Soil Friendly Farming is a detailed guide on how farming can adapt to the challenges it currently faces through years of research carried out at the Trust’s Allerton Project.

This 100-page book also looks at the problems and solutions on topics ranging from erosion and contamination, to the impact on songbirds and other wildlife.

Similar to last year’s popular Moorland Balance, the book is presented in a Q&A style with several chapters, from covering the problems in soil health and erosion to finding solutions with the use of cover crops and buffer strips.

The importance of water friendly-farming, conservation agriculture and the ongoing work at the Allerton Project is also explained in detail.

A collaboration of papers from experts in the field are cited in the study, and among those is academic Jane Rickson, a professor in Soil Erosion and Conservation at Cranfield University.

Read more here.


Last edited on: 08:03:2018

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