World Soil Day Provides Food Thought on Vital Resources
SOUTHPORT, England, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Experts are urging government bodies to use the recent World Soil Day to raise
awareness of the importance of soil as an environmental asset. The team at SoilOnline
[http://www.soilonline.co.uk ] is among a number of agricultural, horticultural and
environmental organisations keen on encouraging a more positive attitude to the world’s
World Soil Day took place on the 5th December this year, its primary purpose being to
celebrate the valuable nature of the world’s soil. However, soil is under threat from
unsustainable use and experts are concerned that too little is being done to protect a
vital part of the environment.
In the UK, it is reported that a staggering 2 million tonnes of topsoil is eroded each
year. On a worldwide scale, the degradation of soil has been suggested to have reached 1.9
billion hectares. These are huge figures and it is hoped that the response to the recent
World Soil Day will go some way to addressing the problem.
The experts at SoilOnline are keen to draw people’s attention to the fact that soil
not only supports plant growth, but also helps regulate the climate and the flow of water
and plays a central role in food production. As such, it is a resource that requires
constant maintenance and protection.
Although the protection and replenishment of quality soil is a global concern, members
of the public and commercial enterprises can go some way to looking after the soil on
their own premises in order to improve the health, appearance and fertility of green
Those interested in learning more about the impact of quality soil on the environment
can visit http://www.soilonline.co.uk. The team at SoilOnline are experts in soil
production with a proven track record of helping both domestic and commercial clients to
improve the fertility, moisture retention and drainage quality of their grounds.
SOURCE Turfland Farms Ltd