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What is soil health and is it part of the solution to many of the challenges ahead in agriculture?

On the latest episode of The Environment Edge podcast, Dr Fiona Brennan Soil & Environmental Microbiology researcher with Teagasc based in Johnstown Castle tells us all about soil health.

Did you know that there are more organisms in a single teaspoon of soil than there are people on earth?

A quarter of all life can be found in soil, so what actually lives in the soil beneath our feet and have we forgotten how important soil functions are in agriculture in relation to production, water quality, gaseous emissions and biodiversity?

How healthy are our soils, are we hindering or helping our soil health and what should we be doing to get the most from our soil in a sustainable manner?

For more episodes and information from the Environment Edge, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/environmentedge/