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FY2015 gSSURGO Database Release

The FY2015 Gridded Soil Survey Geographic (gSSURGO) Database was released on February 23, 2015. These data are derived from a December 1, 2014, snapshot of the Soil Data Mart database. These new data are available in both state-wide tiles and the Conterminous U.S. (CONUS).

2015 NCSS National Conference

The 2015 NCSS National Conference will be held June 7-11 in Duluth, Minnesota. Registration, lodging information, and a draft agenda have been posted, along with a call for presentations.

New Video

A new video titled “How To Sample Bulk Density In The Field” is now available. It was produced in cooperation with the University of Nebraska - Extension. Click here for the direct link.

Soil Health Literature

"The Science Behind Healthy Soil: NRCS' Soil Health Literature Review Project" webinar, presented January 13, 2015, is available on-demand here.

*UPDATED* 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. Version 1.1 is now available.

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