The guide presents a list of terms that are used in Soil Taxonomy along with other terms used to describe soils. Included with each term are its origin, a respelling of the word for the purpose of pronunciation followed by the phonetic spelling in parentheses, and an audio file.
Kellogg Soil Survey Laboratory technicians worked with summer campers on projects that included making Grass Critters (topiaries), using soil crayons, creating soil paintings, and using “binocular” microscopes to see what lives in the soil.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations designated next year for celebrating and spreading awareness for soil.
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).
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.
Helping People Understand Soils
How to receive conservation assistance from NRCS
Video -- Water Movement in Soil
Ecological Site Descriptions and Ecological Site Inventory
Dynamic Soil Properties (DSPs)
Information for Soil Scientists
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