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The Earth’s critical zone isn’t called critical for nothing. Known as our planet...

Corn farmers in Minnesota and across the northern Corn Belt often must plant in cold, damp...

Soil isn’t one size fits all. It may look the same under your feet – but under a...

Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee a day. Where does all of that coffee come from?...


Soil Sightings

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Dig It!

Wall of soils exhibit

SSSA sponsors a traveling soils exhibit called Dig It! The Secrets of Soil | More


Meet a Soil Scientist

Betty Klepper
Betty Klepper

This month, we profile retired USDA-ARS plant physiologist and research leader Betty Klepper, who was elected the...  | More

Bill Shuster
Bill Shuster

A research hydrologist with the USEPA in Cincinnati, OH, Bill Shuster recently overheard his daughter... | More

Matt Politzzotto
Matt Politzzotto

Arsenic-contaminated water in Asia is a big problem, affecting 100 million people. As a result of the Green Revolution... | More


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I Heart Soil

I Heart Soil logo

For its 75th anniversary in 2011, SSSA created three videos telling the Story of Soil | More


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Visit our International Year of Soils 2015 site | More