Author: SOILdarity

Proximal soil sensing technologies for soil fertility assessment – SOILdarity intensive training course

The second SOILdarity specialised training course is getting started! The concept of proximal soil sensing was established in 2011 and involves the application of soil sensors directly on the field. These techniques involve different disciplines, whose integration has allowed successful sensor application for the spatial diagnosis of soil fertility attributes. The aim of the SOILdarity […]

PhD scholarships available. Apply now!

2 PhD scholarships are available in the Precision Soil and Crop Engineering (Precision Scoring) group at the University of Ghent on: Site specific bio-based fertilization. Carbon capture and storage. Click here to find more: https://www.ugent.be/bw/environment/en/research/presco/job_vacancies

WEBINAR – The impact of soil salinity on soil fertility

Soil salinisation has been increasing globally due to intensive farming, irrigation with poor quality water and climate change. These soil processes are multifactorial phenomena that have been accentuated because of intensification of farming activities, poor soil management practices, water scarcity that dictates usage of poor-quality water for irrigation, and excessive application of fertilizers. Moreover, climate […]

Treated wastewater as a source for alternative fertilizers

Despite the uncertainties and limitations due to the covid-19 pandemic, the SOILdarity team has successfully carried out the hands-on learning activities of the course on “Optimization of the use of treated waste waters as a source for alternative fertilizers” in Lisbon. Phosphorous, a non-renewable resource, has been applied extensively in fields to increase crop yield, […]

World Soil Day 2021 – Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity

The WSD ceremony will be held virtually on 3 December with the participation of Dr Qu Dongyu  – FAO Director-General and thousands of soil enthusiasts. Artistic performances and keynotes will animate the ceremony. The winners of the Glinka World Soil Prize and King Bhumibol WSD award will also be announced. An interactive quiz will put your knowledge of salt-affected soils to the test.  Register here | Download the draft agenda  This […]

SOILdarity Workshop – How soil science contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

What can soil science do to contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Well, lots of things. The achievement of SDGs heavily depends on ecosystem services and many of these results from key soil functions. The research team holds a workshop on soil science and SDGs on 28 October 2021 (in English) 9:30 – […]

Using treated wastewater as fertilizer: The first SOILdarity training course

The first SOILdarity training course is getting started! Phosphorous (P), a non-renewable resource, has been applied extensively in farm fields and orchards to increase crop yield, yet consequently has increased the potential of waterway eutrophication. Hence, there is an urgent need to develop an innovative method of P capturing, recycling and reuse that will sustain […]

Online Workshop on Women Empowerment, Gender Equality and RRI – Registration Open

The current COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the critical role that science and women’s empowerment play for driving progress forward across the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Against this background, SOILdarity supports the need to better leverage the skills of women in science. The research team holds a workshop on women empowerment, gender equality, responsible research & innovation on […]