Welsh Soils Discussion Group Spring Meeting: Soil – the Essentials

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Event venue: 
Stapledon Suite, Gogerddan Campus, IBERS, Penrhyncoch, Aberystwyth, SY23 3EE, Wales
Event description: 

The Welsh Soils Discussion Group are pleased to announce their Spring Meeting: Soils - the Essentials, in Aberystwyth on Wednesday 3 April.  

Directions and a map can be found at http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/maps-travel/maps/buildings/ibers-gogerddan#

The day will provide an introduction to soils and the issues around them.

The day is aimed at persons for whom (a) soil is a part of their job but not a major component or (b) people with a general interest in soil.

The aim is to provide a baseline level of knowledge and to encourage discussion.

We would really like you to join us for an interesting and enjoyable day (see details below) so please sign up and save the date!


10.00                 Arrival, sign in and refreshments

10.30                 Welcome and introductions from Ian Rugg (WSDG Chair)

10.40 – 11.40    What soils are by Ian Rugg (Welsh Government)  

                          Threats to soil in Wales (and interpreting headlines) by Jack Hannam (Cranfield University)

                          Opportunity for Discussion and questions

11.40 – 13.00    Soils and Farming by Paul Newell-Price (ADAS)

                          Soils and Ecology by John Scullion (Aberystwyth University)

                          Opportunity for Discussion and questions

13.00                Lunch: Please bring your own lunch - tea and coffee will be provided

13.30 - 14.30    Soils and Planning by James Cooke (Welsh Government)

                          Soil Mapping and Earth Observation – the art of the possible by Katie Medcalf (Environment Systems)

                          Opportunity for Discussion and questions

14.30 - 15.30     Open Discussions

15.30                 Close

BASIS CPD points are being sought for this meeting and will be advised shortly.


  • The event is FREE for BSSS Members
  • Non-members are requested to pay a nominal fee of £10

Refreshments will be provided, however please bring your own lunch.