Our research spans from basic aspects of soil physics, chemistry and biology to soil resource evaluation, sustainable soil management, soil conservation and land restoration. Read more Read less

We have the largest collection of soil and water scientists in the UK, and are home to a number of national soil assets.

Our expertise covers the following sub-disciplines:

Working with us

We have a broad base of collaborators in other universities and research institutes in the UK and internationally, as well as in industry and government. We are always keen to expand this base.

Our facilities

Our research, consultancy and training activities are underpinned by world-class facilities and service resources that are unique to Cranfield:

  • Bioinformatics servers for microbial profiling
  • Field-based sensors
  • Hosting Agri-tech Centres
  • Soil analysis laboratories (chemistry, biology and physics)
  • Soil-based root phenotyping facilities
  • Soil management facility (pilot scale)
  • Soil sample and map archives (LandIS)
  • Wolfson Field Laboratory

Clients and partners

We work with a range of partner organisations, including:

  • BBSRC
  • NERC
  • Innovate UK
  • Various industry partners