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.
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
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.
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.
A new video titled “How To Differentiate and Identify Soil Horizons In The Field” is now available. It was produced in cooperation with the University of Nebraska - Extension. The direct link is http://youtu.be/ZlyDyQT6_WE.
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Video -- Water Movement in Soil
Ecological Site Descriptions and Ecological Site Inventory
Dynamic Soil Properties (DSPs)
Information for Soil Scientists
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