Today is World Soil Day (WSD). A campaign that aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.
To mark the occasion The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has produced a wonderful series of Postcards that highlight the main threats to world soil health. In the UK we don’t do particularly well with many of them.
Threats to World Soils
The main threats to world soils include Salinisation, Compaction, Nutrient Imbalance and Loss of Soil Biodiversity, all terms that are familiar to greenkeepers.
Bowls Central members following the Performance Greens Program are not only improving their greens, but contributing their very own 1500m2 worth of help to reverse the damage we are doing to the world’s soils.