In a BBC documentary on soil, Dr Ian Holman discusses peat soil formation and land drainage in the fens. Dr Rob Simmons discusses soil erosion.

A recent BBC4 Documentary on soil featured Cranfield's Dr Ian Holman discussing the processes of peat soil formation and the impact of land drainage on peat loss and CO2 emissions in the fens. Cranfield's Dr Rob Simmons discusses soil erosion at a sub-process level. 

Cranfield University is undertaking research in Herefordshire with Cobrey Farms to control runoff and erosion. The work is highlighted as an exemplar of how academic research can link with UK agri-business to find solutions to key soil management problems. The Cranfield soil management facility is also highlighted.

> View 'Down and Dirty : The Science of Soil' on YouTube

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