ERC project MICROSURF: Sampling trip to the Ammer catchment area

June 19, 2024 / Dr. Ilka Schwittlinsky

As our newest group member Olivia joined the ERC grant, we kicked off her part of the project by going on a soil sampling trip in the agricultural fields of the Ammer catchment area.

Through our collaboration with the local farmers, we are learning further information about the current agricultural practices and herbicide policies in the region. After talking with the farmer who owns the field, we took several soil samples. We will analyse these samples as part of our ongoing project to determine the effects of agricultural herbicides on the composition and ecosystem functioning of soil microbial communities.

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