Priorities for UK soils

Lewis R. Peake, Lorna A. Dawson, J. Paul Newell Price, M. Fernanda Aller, Anne Bhogal, Donnacha G. Doody, Andrew S. Gregory, Jennifer M. McKinley

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The predominance of agriculture in the UK is a major factor determining the main soil threats and priorities. The main soil degradation processes are compaction, erosion and soil organic matter loss, while soil contamination and sealing is also a significant issue. Agricultural land take threatens soil ecosystem services but receives little attention. An urgent need to tackle climate change has resulted in a new direction for land use and soil policy.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00512
JournalGeoderma Regional
Early online date11 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

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