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Soils - Delaware NRCS

Delaware Soils

The Delaware soils team provides scientifically defensible and timely delivery of technical soils information to internal and external partners to meet their ever-changing resource challenges. Accurate soils information is the foundation on which NRCS and many partners base their resource initiatives on.

Access to accurate soils information is always available online for the whole state through Web Soil Survey, SoilWeb apps, Geo-Spatial Data Gateway and the electronic Field Office Technical Guide (eFOTG).


Technical Soil Sciences (TSS)

Technical Soil Services (TSS) remain the largest workload for the soils staff in Delaware. TSS is the action of assisting landowners, partners, and resource managers in using soils information from the soil survey or conducting site specific investigation to more accurately define the types of soil on their farms for specific land uses.

Requests range from onsite geo-technical investigations for agricultural structures and best management practices to environmental compliance requirements associated with Farm Bill Programs.

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Handling the Pandemic's Impact on DE and MD Farms

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides resources available to farming operations who are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delaware State Soil - Greenwich 

A state soil is represented by a soil series that has special significance to a particular state. Each state in the United States has selected a state soil, many of which have been legislatively established. These "Official State Soils" share the same level of distinction as official state flowers and birds.

Phil King

DE/MD State Soil Scientist