Author: SOILdarity

SOILdarity – Summer School

School period: 19/09/2022 – 23/09/2022 Free registration: Location: Lisbon, Portugal The Soildarity Summer School is organized as an intensive course of 1 full week and targets young researchers and MSc graduate students from the University of Lisbon. The course also involves external attendees with professional links and interest in the subject. All the participants […]

SOILdarity at the EIP-AGRI Brokerage event

We were among the 80 selected participants attending the Brokerage Event organised by the EIP-AGRI on 8-9 June 2022. The focus of the event was the EU Mission: A Soil Deal for Europe. It was a good opportunity to exchange views and ideas with experts and peer projects and do it in person. We had […]

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:

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 – […]