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Moixent, Valencia, Spain. Photo by Saskia Keesstra, Wageningen University, The Nederlands

2021.07.19 | Publication

Roadmap for EJP SOIL

The Roadmap report for EJP SOIL is now published. It functions as an agenda for the activities of EJP SOIL and describes a vision for climate-smart and sustainable agricultural soil management.

Sustainable practices INIAV Olive grove with cover between lines. Photo by Maria Encarnação Marcelo

2021.07.19 | Publication

Synthesis of the impact of sustainable soil management practices in Europe

An EJP SOIL report provide systematic information from all countries in EJP SOIL on the biophysical and socio-economic impacts of sustainable agricultural soil management practices (SSP).

Soil cultivation in vegetable garden. Adobe stock.

2021.07.19 | Publication

Stocktaking on soil quality indicators and decision support tools

A report from EJP SOIL shows recent and current efforts in Europe to establish soil indicators for quantifying and valuating impacts of agricultural soil management practices on soil quality.

Bodenprofil_Weizen. Photo: Gabriela Brändle, Agroscope, Switzerland

2021.07.19 | Publication

Synthesis on estimates of achievable soil carbon sequestration on agricultural land

An EJP SOIL report identifies the available knowledge of achievable carbon sequestration in mineral soils and mitigation of greenhouse gases in organic soils in agricultural land across Europe.

Durum wheat at Foggia, in Southern Italy. Photo by Roberta Farina, CREA

2021.07.19 | Publication

Report on identified regional, national and European aspirations on soil services and soil functions

What are the current aspirational policy goals at both the regional, national and European scale when it comes to soil services and soil functions? Find out in a new report from EJP SOIL.

Photo by Prof. Dr. Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

2021.07.19 | Publication

Set of reports on State of knowledge in agricultural soil management

A new report addresses state-of-the-art knowledge about three major topics of soil research, namely soil carbon stocks, soil degradation and fertility, and strategies for improved soil management.

A wheat cropland assay with different fertilizers in Albacete, Spain. Photo by Felipe Bastida

2021.07.19 | Research news

Is it possible to foster soil fertility and slow down climate change? The SOMMIT project aims at understanding soil management to do just this

Agricultural practices can determine the role of soils as a source or sink of greenhouse gases and thus critically influence the capacity of soils for climate regulation. The SOMMIT project will advance our understanding on this matter and help to predict how soils response to different soil management options aimed to increase soil carbon storage.

Photo by Søren Kjeldgaard; AU-foto, Denmark

2021.07.19 | Publication

Report on the current availability and use of soil knowledge

An EJP SOIL report provides a synthesis of stakeholders’ perceptions of knowledge on and use of knowledge on sustainable soil management, as well as the knowledge needs.

South-Estonia, Kambja parish, Paali village. Photo by: Alar Astover, Estonian University of Life Sciences

2021.07.19 | Publication

Accounting and monitoring soil quality and soil carbon stocks

A report from EJP SOIL presents an inventory of models for accounting and monitoring soil quality and soil carbon stocks. The main conclusion from the study is the high variability in the use of models independently of studied scale and purpose.

Organic manure spreading at AFBI Research Farm, Hillsborough, UK. Photo:  Cliff Mason

2021.07.19 | Publication

Stocktake study and recommendations for harmonizing methodologies for fertilization guidelines

An EJP SOIL report identifies substantial differences in the content, format and delivery of current fertilization guidelines across members of EJP SOIL and an inadequate knowledge of these guidelines between environmental zones.

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