Professor Jennifer Dungait and Professor Brian Cox investigate how different types of soil, even soil from the same field, can change how well plants grow, and how much food we’re able to produce. Learn more about the world underneath our feet via this fantastic video from the Royal Society.
Healthy soil is created in part by the tiny animals that live in the soil, that eat the soil and dead plants, and whose nutrient-filled poo gives the soil a good consistency. At Rothamsted Research, Jennifer and the team are researching how we can encourage small animals in soil to thrive.
With thanks to the Royal Society.