Our soil: the basis of life

By: Saskia Visser · 6 December 2021
Category: Soil and land use

This article has been written by Saskia Visser, with contributions from Janjo de Haan, Jennie van der Kolk, Dorothee Tol-Leenders and Rudi Hessel. We expect a great deal from our soils. And, as we have previously explained, rightly so: soils that are treated well and managed properly can make an…

Soil is Hot, are We Cashing In?

By: Saskia Visser · 20 September 2018
Category: Soil and land use

The soil underwent an emancipation process. For years the question has been: ‘How will we adjust the soil in such a way that we are able to carry out whatever we want in every spot?’ At last, it cropped up recently that it is about which soil we are actually…

The hidden world beneath our feet

The hidden world beneath our feet - flooding
By: Gilbert Maas · 8 June 2018
Category: Soil and land use

Do we look properly at the soil? At what we find beneath us? And what is the relationship between this soil and all the flooding we have again experienced recently? Wageningen Environmental Research explains it in a short video. A lot of soil data is stored in the BRO (Basisregistratie…

Water and soil, an inseparable pair

By: Gerben Bakker · 7 June 2018
Category: Soil and land use

For many decades, researchers all over the world have attempted to understand and describe the interactions that take place between water and soil. This is important, because of the impact that water and soils have on our lives. Crops will not grow properly in a soil that is too wet…

There’s more to soil functions than growing crops: how the LANDMARK project supports farmers and policymakers

By: Rachel Creamer · 26 April 2018
Category: Soil and land use

Sustainable food production has recently risen to the top of the EU policy agenda, with the introduction of the Global Sustainable Development Goals. To ensure the delivery of food, feed and fuel products in an efficient and sustainable manner, land management requires an understanding of not only how to produce…

Living soil: basis for our life

By: Jack Faber · 26 April 2018
Category: Soil and land use

Authors: Jack Faber/ Jaap Bloem/ Ron de Goede    ”The soil is the poor man’s tropical rain forest” These words by the Scottish biologist M.B. Usher are spot on: one does not have to travel far to discover a wide diversity of life forms on a small area. Instead, a look…

It’s the soil…

it's the soil
By: Saskia Visser · 17 April 2018
Category: Soil and land use

Just a question: when you entered your house, when you ate your fries, when you drank a glass of water, or whilst driving your car, did you ever wonder what provides the basic services that are required for all these daily activities? No? It’s the soil. The soil is a…