On the 4th December 2015, the Soil Science Society of Ireland (SSSI) hosted an event entitled “Soil Science – Diggin’ it” to celebrate the 2015 International Year of Soils. This included a 3-minute postgraduate thesis competition involving postgraduate students from across the island of Ireland. 1st place was awarded to AGRI-I PhD student, Leanne Roche, for her presentation ‘Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Irish soils while maintaining crop production’. 2nd place was awarded to AGRI-I PhD student, Mary Harty, for her presentation ‘Switching fertilizer formulation: a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions’. More information is available here.