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College Level

College student in a lab.Soil Facts — Definitions of soil and soil survey, information on careers, some basics on soil formation and classification, and a soil science glossary.

Handbook for Collegiate Soils Contest (PDF; 116 KB) — A reference training document developed for the Southeastern Region Collegiate Soil Judging Contests. The Handbook contains general rules for managing and preparing regional contests, duties of the host school and competing schools, pit construction, scoring, and more. The Handbook serves as a reference for other regional and national competitions.

Soil Texture Calculator

From the Surface Down (PDF; 4.0 MB) — Provides a basic understanding of soil surveys.

Presentations by Stanley Buol (Emeritus Professor, Soil Genesis and Classification, North Carolina State University)

Soil Health Awareness

The Twelve Orders of Soil Taxonomy poster.

World Soils

Urban Soil Issues

Soil Biology Primer

Soil Quality

Soil Quality for Educators

Soil Quality Test Kit

Soil Quotations

Videos and Webinars

On-the-Job Training Modules

Soil Risks & Hazards — An introduction to soil conditions that can be risks or hazards for many land uses.

The Twelve Soil Orders — A link to the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.