SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

SUSTAINABLE SOILS AND CROPS

We focus our research on improved understanding of the complexity of arable and grassland production systems and what it means for practical land management, food production and environmental goals. 

The department has internationally-acknowledged expertise in the biology, chemistry and physics of soils and soil processes in arable and grassland systems. It has particular expertise in nutrient and pollutant cycling, the recycling of organic manures, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, soil-root interactions, soil and crop (including forage) modelling, soil erosion and nutrient loss, fine sediment dynamics and sediment-associated nutrient and contaminant fluxes at catchment and national scale. We have expertise in innovative crop breeding and in grazing systems, ruminant nutrition, and system economic evaluation with a growing capability in Life Cycle Assessment. We are signatories to the Concordat on Openness in Animal Research in the UK, more detail be found about our animal polices here.

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