News & Events


2021.03.29 | Education news

Visiting scientists support - 1st Call (pre-announcement)

Strengthening institutional partnerships and networking to advance scientific joint work on climate-smart agricultural soil.

Students in the field visit to till formation. Photo by Jennie Barron

2021.03.04 | Research news

Survey on soil science in higher education shows desire for stronger cross European collaboration

The EU has realized the importance of strengthening research and capacity in soil science to meet both global and local challenges in sustainable and climate smart soil management. However, only 10% of higher education institutes have dedicated soil science departments. Building the human capacity will therefore be critical.

Soil excursion in nice condition. Photo by Stéphane Burgos, HALF

2021.03.04 | Research news

Next generation of soil scientists in Switzerland – recognizing challenges and finding solutions

Nurturing a hands-on approach to find practical solutions to current soil challenges. Given the growing realization of the importance of soils, soil science education in Europe is steadily growing and becoming a stand-alone science.

Training under “I’m protecting my future” project. Photo by Fatih Akcan.

2021.03.04 | Research news

The role of education in sustainable soil management in Turkey

Raising awareness through training and education is crucial to achieving sustainable soil management. If measures, actions and plans are not based on sound education, success cannot be achieved for sustainable soil and land management.

Figure 1: Experiment performed at “El Cerrito-Requena” experimental field (CSIC) to assess mulching-induced benefits on soil quality and vine performance in semi-arid vineyards.

2021.03.04 | Research news

Agricultural soil challenges in Spain: overcoming existing barriers for the implementation of sustainable practices

Spain has a great diversity of agricultural soils due to large variations in climate, geology, land uses, and crops. Soil loss is of particular concern in most of its territory, along with N-related pollution caused by inadequate farming procedures. Several sustainable practices have been proposed to tackle those challenges and public policies may…

Photo: Aeres university of applied sciences

2021.03.04 | Research news

The value of engaging students in soil research is underestimated

Engaging students in research projects strengthens the link between the sector and education, changes the project dynamics and provides the opportunity to update the educational system.

Florian, Dean and Isabella take samples of compost at GRAND FARM. Photo: Rebecca Hood-Nowotny

2021.03.04 | Research news

Visiting GRAND FARM - Witnessing how crucial soil is for our survival

GRAND FARM makes use of the environment and co-exists with owls, earthworms and trees. An organic farm, contributing to finding of solutions and sharing of results and experiences while improving the supply of healthy food and the protection of soils. By: Isabella Gehken and Dean Jordanski, summer interns at the Institute of Soil Research, BOKU,…

2021.03.01 | Research news

Pre-Announcement of 2nd EJP SOIL internal Call for proposals

EJP SOIL pre-announce the upcoming 2nd internal call for joint research projects, with an allocated budget of maximum 30 M€. The call will open from 01.04.2021 with a closing date for proposals on 31.05.2021.

Future events

Mon 01 Mar
08:00-11:10 | Online - ZOOM
The First International Symposium on Cool Earth via Microbes in Agriculture Co-organized by NEDO, Tohoku University, and NARO
Wed 17 Mar
08:00-09:30 | Online webinar
Mon 29 Mar
09:00-13:00 | Online
First EJP SOIL Annual Science Days
EJP SOIL is happy to announce the first Annual EJP Soil Science Days, aiming to facilitate exchange of scientific knowledge within the EJP SOIL consortium and strengthen scientific networks with peers in soil research.