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Official Series Descriptions


Official soil series descriptions (OSDs) are descriptions approved by USDA-NRCS that define a specific soil series in the U.S. OSDs are descriptions of the taxa in the series category of the national system of classification. They mainly serve as specifications for identifying and classifying soils.

OSD Fulltext Search

Fulltext search of the official soil series description documents (experimental).

OSD/SC File Maintenance

Add, edit, and delete Soil Series Classification (SC) and Official Soil Series Descriptions (OSDs). ~For internal use only.~

Soil Classification Report Tool

Several quality control reports of soil series classifications in NASIS, by Major Land Resource Area Regional Office.

Soil Series Classification Database (SC)

Soil classification and series name reports.