Reading University

Visit us at Stand SB11

BBSRC are funding 2 new-investigator project researching the benefits of cover crops. The investigators from both projects (DIVERSE – DIVerse crop residues Engender Resilience of Soil functions and Ecosystem services led by Dr Tom Sizmur, Reading University and `Using roots to bio-engineer soil` led by Dr Sarah De Baets, Cranfield University) are disseminating their first project results on the benefits of using cover crops for improving soil health.

We will man a stand together with some posters explaining the main aims and research strategies of both research projects and to showcase some first results through live demonstrations (e.g. effect of different cover crop species on infiltration and sediment filtering, on site scanning of cover crop root systems, showing cover crops in transparent pots with mixed in coloured beads to represent interactions with the soil microbiology).


    Dr Tom Sizmur
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