FarmAdviser29th April 2019 - The SoilCare team from the University of Gloucestershire in UK has recently published two papers in a Special Issue of Soil Use and Management - Soil information sharing and knowledge building for sustainable soil use and management: insights and implications for the 21st Century which brings together a number of insights from Australia, USA and Europe about the generation, exchange and use of information and knowledge building for sustainable soil use and management, predominately in agriculture.  The first paper, Are advisory services “fit for purpose” to support sustainable soil management? An assessment of advice in Europe, examines the extent to which advisory services are able to address current and emerging knowledge needs of practitioners (primarily farmers) about sustainable soil managementin Europe. The second paper,  The use of Twitter for knowledge exchange on sustainable soil management, illustrates, through a content analysis of the SoilCare Twitter account and in-depth qualitative interviews with farmers, the extent and type of farmer-to-farmer knowledge sharing on Twitter in relation to sustainable soil management practices.

Ingram, J.A. and Mills, J., 2018. Are advisory services ‘fit for purpose’ to support sustainable soil management? An assessment of advice in Europe. Soil Use and Management, 35(1), pp. 21-31. doi: 10.1111/sum.12452

Mills, J., Reed, M., Skaalsveen, K. and Ingram, J., 2018. The use of Twitter for sustainable soil management knowledge exchange. Soil Use and Management, 35 (1), pp. 195-203. doi.org/10.1111/sum.12485

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