International Field Course and Soil Judging Contest

01 Sep 2015 - 05 Sep 2015

As part of the celebrations of the International Year of Soils (IYS), an International Field Course and Soil Judging Contest will be organized September 1-5, 2015 in Gödöllő, Hungary. The occasion is a great opportunity for students, researchers and people interested in soils from around the world to interact and experience the landscapes and soils of Hungary and the Danube Basin.

The scope of the Soil Judging Contest is for participants to use their knowledge and practical skills to describe, understand and interpret soil characteristics in the field. Participants (in the form of teams and individuals) will describe a series of contest profiles using basic field tools, selected standards and guidelines. The winners will be selected on their ability to correctly describe each soil, evaluate potential soil functions and interpret their capacity to perform under different land use and management practices. To prepare for the event, a three day technical training course is offered.
This event follows the successful 1st International Soil Judging Contest that was held during the 20th World Congress of Soil Sciences in Jeju, Korea in June 2014.


Location: Gödöllő