Scientific rationale for Soil Health Solutions

Soil is a powerful tool. It stores more than three times the amount of CO2 compared to the air, forests and other vegetation.

Our scientists have done a lot of research over the last few years on the build-up and decomposition of organic matter in the soil. In addition, soil health research is high on our agenda.  They have a large number of publications in highly regarded scientific journals to their credit. Their work forms the foundation of our tests and advice.


NEW: Reijneveld, J.A., Oostrum, M.J. van, Brolsma, K.M., Oenema, O. 2023. Soil Carbon Check _ A tool for monitoring and guiding soil carbon sequestration in farmer fields. Frontiers of Agricultural Science & Engineering. 2023.
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Reijneveld, J.A., Oostrum,  M.J.van, Brolsma, K.M., Fletcher, D., and Oenema,O. 2022 . Empower Innovations in Routine Soil Testing. Agronomy 2022, 12, 191. Download >

Reijneveld, J.A., Knotters, M., Teuling, K., van Tol-Leenders, T.P., Lesschen, J.P., van der Kolk, J.W.H., and Kuikman, P.J. 2021. Het aandeel bodemorganische koolstof (SOC) in bodemorganische stof (SOM), een eerste verkenning. Slim landgebruik, 2021. 28 pp (in Dutch). Download >

Knotters, M., Teuling, K., Reijneveld, J.A., Lesschen, J.P., Kuikman, P,. 2022. Changes in organic matter contents and carbon stocks in Dutch soils, 1998-2018. Elsevier, 2022. Geoderma 414 (2022) 115751. Download >

Lucas, S., Weil, R., 2021. Can permanganate oxidizable carbon predict soil function responses to soil organic matter management? Soil Science Society of America Journal, 2021; 85:1768. Download >

Reijneveld, J. A., van Wensem, J., Oenema, O., 2009. Soil organic carbon contents of agricultural land in the Netherlands between 1984 and 2004. Elsevier, 2009. Geoderma 152 (2009) 231-238. Download >

Factsheet: Fertile Soils: Fundamental in the struggle against hunger and climate change. IASS Potsdam, Global Soil Forum. October 2013. Download >

Reference Methods Soil Carbon Check 2022. Download >

Frostegård, Å., Tunlid, A., Bååth, E., 2011. Use and misuse of PLFA measurements in soils. Elsevier, 2011. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Volume 43, Issue 8, 1621-1625. View publication >

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