MaxRoot-C and MixRoot-C are part of the EJP SOIL Programme. EJP SOIL is a European Joint Programme Cofund on Agricultural Soil Management contributing to key societal challenges including climate change, water and future food security.  

The objectives are to develop knowledge, tools and an integrated research community to foster climate-smart sustainable agricultural soil management that:

  • Allow for sustainable food production
  • Sustains soil biodiversity
  • Sustains soil functions that preserves ecosystem services


Optimize soil root carbon inputs, for sustainable crop production in Europe – in both pure cultures and cover crops.

Project coordinator:
Rebecca Hood-Nowotny – rebecca.hood@boku.ac.at
Project communication representative:
Anna Wawra – anna.wawra@ages.at 


To measure in situ root C production and to propose root traits related to soil organic C storage in topsoil and subsoil in the context of diversified agrosystems in Europe.

Project coordinator:
Isabelle Bertrand – isabelle.bertrand@inrae.fr
Project communication representative:
Eric Mignard – eric.mignard@inrae.fr 


Virtual Academy 25.11.2022

we invite you to join our next Monthly Virtual Academy. When: Friday, 25th of November, 13:00-13:30 CETWhere: Zoom Link: https://bokuvienna.zoom.us/j/92666640682 Title: Cover Crops Affecting Pool Specific Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration in European Cropland – A Meta-Analysis Protocol.Speaker: Julia FohrafellnerPhD student @ BOKU Viennahttps://boku.ac.at/personen/person/857753B3AB4AC054https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Julia-Fohrafellner Come and enjoy an inspiring talk and discussions with your EJP SOIL…

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Virtual Academy 28.10.2022

We invite you to join our next Monthly Virtual Academy. When: Friday, 28th of October, 13:00-13:30 CETWhere: Zoom Link: https://bokuvienna.zoom.u/j/5780737115?pwd=U2VrSXZDRGt1VTlkcStDeURwTC9pUT09 Title: WISH-ROOTS: Tuning the wheat rhizosphere to improve soil health and nitrogen cycling.Speaker: Dr. Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano,Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Biochemistry and Metabolism, John Innes Centre, UKJIC Website: https://www.jic.ac.uk/people/dr-maria-c-hernandez-soriano/Project website: https://www.wishroots-ejpsoil.net/@Looking_at_soil @wish_roots Come and enjoy…

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Virtual Academy 30.09.2022

„Tools for unearthing roots: from field to data“presented by Katie Martin, School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin and Soil Environmental Microbiology Group, TeagascBSc Michael Künig, Functional Ecology Group, University of InnsbruckDr. Natalie Oram, Soil Environmental Microbiology Group, Teagasc and the Functional Ecology Group, University of Innsbruck. If you have missed it, here…

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