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2021 Soils Planner Now Available

The planner features “Soils in the Geologic Record.” Better known as “buried soils,” the featured soils contain secrets of the climate, ecosystem, and fossils of the Earth’s prehistoric past. To order, click on the image to the right.

Dec. 5 Is World Soil Day!

“Soil Colors of the Continental United States”—Get your free poster today by clicking on the image to the right!

Also, download the soil color map for your state here.

Award Winners

Click here to read the bios of the 2020 NCSS Award winners ... Maggie Kidd Payne, Chad Remley, and Robert Vaughan.

Soil Color Posters Now Available

Soil Color Posters for each state in the continental U.S. are available at: Both Powerpoint (for customization) and PDF files are included.

von Post Scale of Humification Video

This video describes the von Post Humification method to determine organic soil decomposition and characteristics using the von Post Humification scale. The von Post scale is used in modeling to predict bulk density, hydraulic conductivity, and n-value in organic soils.


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