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Soil Taxonomy Forum

The Soil Taxonomy Forum is an online discussion site for the U.S. soil classification system titled Soil Taxonomy, A Basic System of Soil Classification for Making and Interpreting Soil Surveys, as well as for the Keys to Soil Taxonomy. Sponsored by the USDA-NRCS and hosted by Virginia Tech University, the Forum is moderated and encourages free and open discussion of topics related to soil classification, soil description, diagnostic soil properties and qualities of soil, taxonomic classes, and ideas to improve the utility and completeness of Soil Taxonomy.

To post new subject threads or reply to existing threads, a user needs to register as a member of the Forum. Registration is a very simple process, but step by step instructions on registration and receiving RSS Feeds on new postings are found in the Instructions for Using the Soil Taxonomy Forum (PDF; 896 KB).

The Soil Taxonomy Forum is found at