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December 5 is World Soil Day!

World Soil Day was established to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. Promotional materials are available at fao.org.

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.

Pedon Map and Data

Search for lab data on a map, via custom filters.

gNATSGO Now Available!

The gridded National Soil Survey Geographic Database (gNATSGO) is a composite database that provides complete coverage of the best available gridded soils information for all areas of the United States and Island Territories. Learn more ...

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 ...

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