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NRCS to celebrate International Year of Soils in 2015

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations designated next year for celebrating and spreading awareness for soil.

Updated Soil Taxonomy Forum

The Soil Taxonomy Forum has a new interface, along with a new URL. Users may now attach documents, photos, and illustrations. Any user can view posts but registration is required to create or reply to threads.

Soil Health Literature

This information is compiled from peer-reviewed papers relating to the impact of conservation practices on soil physical and chemical properties important for soil health, as summarized by our soil health specialists.

Illustrated Guide to Soil Taxonomy

This Guide provides an initial understanding and insight into soil classification. It is a highly illustrated derivative product of the 12th Edition of the Keys to Soil Taxonomy presenting soil classification to the great group level.

12th edition of the Keys to Soil Taxonomy

The 12th edition of the Keys to Soil Taxonomy (2014) is now available.  This document  provides the taxonomic keys necessary for the classification of soils in a form that can be used easily in the field.

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