Visual soil assessment - University Miguel Hernandez
The Miguel Hernández University gave a presentation entitled:
"VSA: Visual soil assessment, an easy tool for agricultural soil quality evaluation".
This masterclass was well attended with over 30 PhD students and degree students from Agronomic engineering and Environmental sciences at the Miguel Hernandez University. At this Spanish conference the central focus was on the iSQAPER project. Water bottles were offered to all participitants as a present. See pictures below and take the opportunity to download the presentation (Spanish). The masterclass was organized on March 16th, 2017.
1st Scientific Board meeting - Madrid
The first scientific board meeting was held in Madrid from 7-9 February 2017. In the afternoon of February 7th a meeting was held between WP-leaders and the coordination team. On February 8th the project team met representatives from the European Union and ongoing project results and goals were presented and discussed. The morning of February 9th was used for an evaluation between coordination team and WP-leaders.
iSQAPER soil quality assessments
The iSQAPER study sites have been recording agricultural management practices with farmers and conducted visual soil quality assessments in test plots. This work was done in the framework of Workpackages 5 (Multi-stakeholder case study inventories of soil quality and selection of innovative practices) and 6 (Testing, evaluating and demonstrating measures to improve soil quality and crop production and yield stability). The photos below give some field impressions from the Costera study site in Spain.