World Soil Day Provides Food Thought on Vital Resources

Feb 20, 2013, 07:41 ET from Turfland Farms Ltd

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 is among a number of agricultural, horticultural and environmental organisations keen on encouraging a more positive attitude to the world's soil resources.

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 spaces.

Those interested in learning more about the impact of quality soil on the environment can visit 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