Soils are a key resource to the agricultural production system, yet 33% of arable top soil has been lost globally in the last 40 years. In England and Wales at current rates of usage it is estimated that we have just 100 harvests left.
It is essential that we understand our soils so that we can use and manage them in a productive and sustainable way. To catalyze debate and identify potential solutions CHAP held a ‘Soils Forum’ to bring together a range of interested stakeholders – academia, practitioners and innovators – to showcase current cutting-edge technologies and practical field solutions; stimulate new thinking; facilitate collaboration; turn theory into action.
National water management expert, James Dodds, was invited as a ‘passionate practitioner’ to talk about his practical experience of soil management – what works and what doesn’t. His presentation has now been uploaded to Envireau Knowledge – a free library of useful resources available on our website here.