Science, Education, and Sustainability

| Facing the World’s Soil Challenges
Only with adequate investment in soil science will the world have the necessary tools and resources to educate and train the next generation of interdisciplinary soil scientists.

Only with adequate investment in soil science will the world be able to safeguard this irreplaceable resource, ensure the health of the agricultural ecosystem, and continue to produce a sustainable supply of food that meets the expected increased demands.

Soil scientists :

  • integrate scientific principles from many disciplines (i.e. physics, biology and
    chemistry), that are all equally important as they work together to understand,
    restore and protect this vital resource
  • provide an understanding of how soil properties can be managed for optimal
    agricultural production, forest, range and wetland management
  • address nutrient management and sustainable agriculture
  • research and address global biogeochemical cycles and climate change and its
    impacts on ecosystem structure and function
(The importance of many of these cycles is still an emerging science, with many particularly relevant to agriculture, such as the cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, sulphur, oxygen and water. It has become apparent that climate change, and human impact is changing the previously held balance of these biogeochemical cycles, and we must act to protect and sustain the soil’s capability to provide food, animal feed, fibre and fuel).
  • develop climate change mitigation strategies
  • map soil characteristics and educate a new generation of scientists about
    soil processes
  • perform soil surveys and develop land use plans
  • conduct site evaluation for water management (i.e. dams, river catchments,
    storm water) and develop new approaches for maintaining clean water
  • examine soil function and health
  • identify optimal food production methods

RLF recognises the importance of science within its business model and corporate structure. Its team of scientists and technical staff focus their efforts and abilities on developing products and outcomes that support the continued care and sustainability of this precious resource.

RLF products are based on science. They are proven to deliver the benefits that they say they do. Educating through the provision of clear product information, compatibility and application methods underpins this belief.

Our team representatives and distribution partners, working within diverse marketplaces and local areas all over the world are all knowledgeable. They can give practical advice and innovative solutions for overcoming problems or challenges relating to any crop.

Soil in Pictures