Lately, I’ve spent a long time thinking, reading, watching & learning about soils.  I’m organising a conference on this topic, and the transition from soils newbie to conference agenda shaper (thank you to all the experts helped me getting there) has taken me from being marginally interested to fascinated.  So much so, that this post became so...
Right now, innovation around soils has momentum.  Despite important gaps in scientific understanding, a combination of environmental concerns, farmers' hunger for guidance and the impatience of entrepreneurial innovation means there's no waiting for 100% certainty.   In this (lengthy!) post, the overdue Part 3 in Soil Series, I take a look at the innovation in...
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My view on an agriculture topic in popular culture. Today's topic: why glyphosate is actually OK.
Why Agritech entrepreneurship matters
Entrepreneurship transforms industries, societies and cultures.  Everywhere we turn can see aspects of our lives shaped directly or indirectly by people who dedicated themselves to taking entrepreneurial risk.  Frequently they do this in the face of difficulty, while putting capital, reputation, sweat and tears on the line to bring their innovations to life.  Not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur,...
If soils are so important, why aren’t we falling over ourselves to improve them?  My guess is that, generally, it's not ignorance or lack of concern.  More likely it’s because the reality of farming is complex, and many useful tools are lacking. In Part 2 of my soils series, I'll take a quick overview...

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