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When deciding what crops to grow during a season, growers look at several factors. Do the crops...

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Floating wetlands may seem odd but are perfectly natural. They occur when mats of vegetation...


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Dig It!

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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

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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