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KSSL Reaches Milestone in Number of Samples

In 2001, the Kellogg Soil Survey Laboratory brought online a laboratory information management system (LIMS).  Just recently, KSSL Senior Analyst Michelle Etmund applied LIMS label number 250,000 to a soil sample, providing an opportunity to highlight KSSL achievements while using LIMS.

NSSC Hosts New Zealand Scientist

The National Soil Survey Center hosted Dr. Bryan Stevenson, Senior Research Scientist and Capability Team Leader for Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua, New Zealand. Dr. Stevenson is in charge of the New Zealand Soil Quality monitoring project.

New Look for OSD/SC Pages

The Official Soil Series Descriptions (OSD) and Soil Series Classification Database (SC) webpages were updated on June 23.  Take a look and remember to update any bookmarks!

Spanish Keys to Soil Taxonomy

The 2014 version of the Keys to Soil Taxonomy has been translated into Spanish and is now available! The translation will expand the horizons of U.S. Soil Taxonomy by allowing professionals in all parts of the world to apply and interpret the system in a more uniform and consistent way.

Soil at the Center

A secret no more … the National Soil Survey Center opens its doors and invites you in to watch and learn about the valuable work being done by some very interesting people. Watch the video playlist.

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