The National Technical Committee for Hydric Soils has updated the Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the United States to version 8.0. Changes incorporated previous errata and additional wording to improve consistency and clarity.
Fragile soils are those that are most vulnerable to degradation. They are easily degraded and have a high susceptibility to erosion. A draft fragile index was developed as an interpretation in NASIS.
The hugely popular Web Soil Survey (WSS) website recently released its latest version-- 3.2. WSS has attracted a wide array of online visitors from all over the world and now averages 7,000 users a day!
In 2001, the Kellogg Soil Survey Laboratory brought online a laboratory information management system (LIMS). Just recently, KSSL Senior Analyst Michelle Etmund applied LIMS label number 250,000 to a soil sample, providing an opportunity to highlight KSSL achievements while using LIMS.
The Official Soil Series Descriptions (OSD) and Soil Series Classification Database (SC) webpages were updated on June 23. Take a look and remember to update any bookmarks!
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