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Brenda Buck
September 18, 2012

Hiking, horseback riding, and working on her family’s remote Montana ranch as a child, Brenda Buck was filled with questions: Why does a...

September 13, 2012

As drilling for natural gas in deep shale rock continues to expand in Pennsylvania, researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural...

July 18, 2012

Across the western United States, deserts creep outward in all directions.  Dry winds shuttle clouds of sand across the landscape, leading...

June 26, 2012

The reuse of treated wastewater has become a valuable resource in arid regions around the world, with water being reclaimed for a variety of...

Daniel Hillel
June 12, 2012

An Israeli-American scientist and 52-year member of the Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy has been named the 2012...

May 10, 2012

It doesn’t take long when talking with soil physics student Mandy Liesch to notice how grateful she is to the people who’ve mentored...

May 08, 2012

It was all too evident during the Dust Bowl what a disastrous impact wind can have on dry, unprotected topsoil. Now a new study has uncovered a...

March 26, 2012

What can be learned from looking at urban soils? Many excavations of a site over many years, may mean a large challenge for any specific study....

Ted Hartsig
March 01, 2012

Lying beneath the largest cities in Texas is the soil “Houston Black,” a vestige of the state’s old Blackland Prairie and the...

Oren Reedy
February 20, 2012

Ever wonder why a scientist decides to make soil a career focus? The relaunch of longtime Soil Science Society of America print publication ...