Soil carbon is the largest terrestrial pool of carbon.
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IYS Soil message
Heavier machinery and inappropriate soil management have led to an increase in soil compaction prompting increased global concern regarding the impact of soil compaction on crop production and soil quality in mechanized agriculture. Soil compaction affects crop yields through alteration of soil physical, chemical and biological properties. Worldwide, problems from compacted soil affect an estimated 68 million hectares from farm machinery traffic alone. Research showed that approximately 80% of soil compaction from wheel traffic occurs on the first pass of a tire.
From October to December 2015 IUSS Division 4 (The Role of Soils in Sustaining Society and the Environment) will illustrate its main topics through articles written by Division 4 officers or their colleagues. These will each be highlighted every week.
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20th World Congress of Soil Science, Soils Embrace Life & Universe
June 8th to 13th, 2014 – Jeju Island, South Korea
IYS 2015 & World Soil Day
25., 26., 27. November 2015
IUSS IYS 2015 Activity - The 28th Bi-Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of East Africa (SSSEA) & African Celebration Meeting of the International Year of Soils: Soils and Land Use for Climate Smart Agriculture
25. November 2015
9th Congress of the Soil Science Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Protection of soil as a factor of sustainable development of rural areas and improvement of environment
Workshop website: http://www.udruzenje-pedologa.ba/english.html