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20 Sep 2021

Understanding Soil Health

David Powlson, Lawes Agricultural Trust Fellow at Rothamsted Research and Joachim Lammel, VP of Sustainability and Strategic Research at Yara Farming Solutions talked to IFA Chief Scientist Dr. Achim Dobermann about soil health and carbon sequestration. Find out why interest in soil health is growing, how it can be measured, what can be done to improve it and the potential of soil to capture carbon from the atmosphere.

About the guest speakers

David Powlson is emeritus professor and Lawes Trust Senior Fellow at Rothamsted Research, from which he retired in 2006. His previous work at Rothamsted was to lead research on carbon cycling. His research interests include the dynamics of organic carbon in soil and the interactions between land management and climate change. He is currently contributing to projects on carbon cycling and the use of biomass crops for energy generation.
Dr. Joachim Lammel is Vice President of Sustainability and Strategic Research at Yara Farming Solutions. Mr. Lammel’s previous positions at Yara include Vice President R&D Global Initiatives and Head of Product and Application. Before joining Yara Dr. Lammel worked as a Senior Scientist at the Federal Agricultural Research Centre Braunschweig, Germany. He holds a M.Sc. in Agronomy and a Ph.D. in Crop Nutrition from University of Giessen.