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January 16, 2023

Soil of the Year 2023: Arable soil - recordings of festive event now online

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André Künzelmann (UFZ)

On 05.12.2022, International Soil Day, "Arable Soil" was proclaimed Soil of the Year 2023 in Germany. The BonaRes Centre for Soil Research is patron for the “Arable soil” in 2023.

The aim of the “Soil of the Year” campaign, is to draw attention to the importance and diverse functions of agriculturally used soils in Germany as well as the dangers to which they are exposed and to initiate a more intensive social debate on sustainable soil use.

With a view to current research results, further events and information are to follow in 2023.


You can watch recordings of the laudation and the panel discussion under the following links (only in german):


Laudatory speech on arable land

Prof. Dr. Thomas Weyer, University of Applied Sciences Südwestfalen


Panel discussion

"Arable soil - challenges and opportunities surrounding an omnipresent yet often overlooked resource".


Guests: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Broll (University of Osnabrück)

            Susanne Schulze Bockeloh (German Farmers' Association)

            Dr. Rolf Sommer (WWF)

            Dr. Knut Ehlers (Federal Environment Agency)

Moderation: Hanna Gersmann


Additionaly, a film was produced at the event for biooekonomie.de.


We would like to thank all participants and guests of the event, the team of BMBF, which enabled the recording of the event, and the film team of BIOCOM for the well-produced video on the festive event.