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.

Out on the Land

The television series, “Out on the Land,” uses Web Soil Survey to access soils information.

Season 4, Episode 44 – Soils, Soil Survey, and Web Soil Survey

U.S. Collegiate Teams Win at International Soils Judging Contest in Korea

Thirteen teams from ten countries, representing five continents, converged on the island of Jeju to interpret Korea’s volcanic soils. Team USA‐B and Team USA‐A were victorious, earning the first and second highest team scores, respectively.

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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