Zoom into Soil with the BSSS
Following the success of the Zoom into Soil webinars in 2020, the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) has announced the latest in the lunchtime series.
Zoom into Soil: Soil Organic Matter, hosted by BSSS’ South East England Soil Discussion Group (SEESOIL), will take place on Wednesday 3 February from 12.00 to 1.00pm and is free of charge for all delegates.
‘Zoom into Soil: Soil Organic Matter’ will feature Dr Tom Sizmur, Associate Professor in Environmental Chemistry at the University of Reading, and Julian Gold, Farm Manager at Hendred Estate, with their presentations, How does Organic Matter become Soil Organic Matter? and Building and Retaining Soil Organic Matter on Hendred Estate: Some Practical Issues and Thoughts.
In his presentation, Dr Tom Sizmur will explain how the organic matter that enters the soil becomes soil organic matter and how different fractions of that organic matter provide different functions and services. He will outline some principles and strategies for how organic amendments can be used that may increase the proportion that become soil organic matter and reduce the proportion that become carbon dioxide. Farm Manager Julian Gold will outline his strategies for building and retaining soil organic matter without the use of compost, farmyard manure or rotational leys. He will share successes and failures to date and thoughts on how his soil health strategy will continue to evolve.
Sarah Garry, Executive Officer of BSSS said:
We are delighted to continue delivering the Zoom into Soil webinars into 2021. Our 2020 events proved incredibly popular with members and non-members alike and the sessions support our aims to share soil knowledge with anyone with an interest in soils.
To book a place at the seminar visit Go To Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3870670569078892815
BSSS will host their next webinar on 3 March, with further monthly dates and registration details to be announced.