I heard a good one last week, perhaps one of the best explanations of what’s happening in our soils I heard in a long time.

Robbie Byrne, a Nuffield scholar, compared a healthy soil to the infamous nightclub Copper Face Jacks.

He explained how there’s chemistry, symbiotic relationships “plenty of diversity and an odd row between the microbes”.

Byrne was talking at the ASA soils event last week, which members can now view online.