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Soil Survey Manual

The 2017 Soil Survey Manual has been printed and is ready for distribution. Click here for the story, along with ordering information.

Field Indicators of Hydric Soils

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 Soil Index Webinar

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.

Newest WSS (3.2) Online

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!

KSSL Reaches Milestone in Number of Samples

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.

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