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Happy Belated World Soil Day!

Thanks to all who have gone on this journey with us into the wonderful world of soil. Our goal was to introduce and explore various aspects of soils and soil science. Hopefully, you will continue learning! Watch the video ...

Map of the Month - December

The U.S. produces a variety of crops on diverse soils in different climates. How can we divide the U.S. into regions for resource conservation and water quality improvement? In the early 20th Century, large map units with similar land, water, and biological resources were created.

Soil Colors - A Mosaic of Stories Told in Color

What do you get when you combine 26,000 official soil series descriptions (OSD), a handful of NRCS employees, and an idea? An evolving soil color map of the continental U.S., that’s what! See more ...

Updated Tools Page

The Tools web page has been re-designed to serve as a one-stop source for new, leading-edge tools and technologies to help farmers, ranchers, and other land users understand, evaluate, and conserve soils. (See the News Release.)

Soil Data Refresh

The entire official soil survey database was refreshed September 25th. The updated official data is now available for use in implementing national programs affecting landowners and managers. Eight new national interpretations and four new regional interpretations have been added.


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