By agricola3 on September 30, 2014
A big thank you to all the soil scientists whose donations made it possible for the PRSSS to purchase the equipment needed to make five soil identification kits. For years the PRSSS has borrowed equipment each year from senior soil scientists in order to teach the summer soil ID course. The use of this equipment […]
By agricola3 on September 15, 2014
Starting in September, Rodríguez-Gerada will begin constructing a landscape portrait using GPS technology to determine where to place wooden pegs that will become the guideline for a face. Then, with the help of construction companies, he will place 2,000 tons of sand and 800 tons of soil in the exact spots needed to achieve the […]
By agricola3 on September 1, 2014
INRA research scientists in Dijon have shown that the ability of soils to eliminate N2O can mainly be explained by the diversity and abundance of a new group of micro-organisms that are capable of transforming it into atmospheric nitrogen (N2). Click the title to read more!
By agricola3 on July 29, 2014
The Ministry of Agriculture is providing an opportunity for the public to learn more about the potential changes to the Agricultural Land Commission Act and to state their opinions on the matter. An online survey allowing concerned citizens to give their input will be available until August 22nd. Make yourself heard before it’s too late!
By agricola3 on July 15, 2014
Come and explore soils of the Kamloops Region with the PRSSS. Volcanic ash deposits from before the Fraser Glaciation, glacial lake beaches, glacial meltwater channels and sand dunes await you!
By agricola3 on July 2, 2014
The Provincial Soil Initiative has officially been launched; let the democratic process begin! The Provincial Soil Initiative sub-committee will soon release its candidates to compete in the race. However, the floor is open to any soil-suggestions! So, get together and discuss your favourite soil series then come up with a proposition explaining why your soil […]
By agricola3 on June 20, 2014
The 2014 BC Land Summit and BCIA AGM was a grand affair with over 900 attendees at the Summit and over 200 at the AGM! Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, gave the opening address at the AGM and was awarded honourary membership in the Institute for her dedication to agriculture and the […]
By agricola3 on June 19, 2014
SOILx is an innovative and comprehensive online database that provides useful information on a variety of soil sites. It was developed by a team of soil scientists and soil enthusiasts, some of whom are PRSSS members! As of now the sites are mainly in B.C. but the database is growing and you can help […]
By agricola3 on May 30, 2014
Despite all efforts and opposition, the proposed Bill 24 was passed on May 29th, 2014.
By agricola3 on May 29, 2014
Check out this animated video produced by the Global Soil Partnership promoting the creation of a UN World Soil Day and the adoption of 2015 as the International Year of Soils. The animation outlines the importance and benefits of soils and the hazards currently facing them.