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Information about soils in agriculture and forestry, as well as soil science in general. Potential topics include soil genesis and morphology, soil classification and mapping, soil fertility, soil conservation (including erosion), soil management and modifications, and interpretation of soil characteristics.
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Soil-net.com - A comprehensive resource for education on soils in primary and secondary schools. Soil basic properties, geography, functions, threats, activities and careers. Soil Science Education - Aims to foster awareness about soil and its importance to life. With practical and illustrated soil science activities for school children. Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS - Formerly the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. NCRS program areas include soil survey, conservation assistance, farmland protection, grazing lands conservation, and watershed protection. NRCS Soils - From the Natural Resources Conservation Service (United States). An extensive collection of articles and resources. Warren Soil and Water Conservation District - Ohio government agency dedicated to the conservation of soil and water resources. Website contains useful information on conservation techniques for farmland and rural and suburban communities. European Soil Data Center - Portal providing data and information on soils at European level. Soil - Educative information about what soil is, how it is formed and how it is lost. Focus on soil conservation and soil ecology. Understanding the Soil Processes - Describes the biological and chemical processes of soil formation in simple terms. Soil Management - Indian Agricultural Resources Portal for farmers and experts in soil management. Soil Biological Communities - Educational site describing soil and the life forms in it. basic introduction to the soil making process. Special pages for Kids. Eurosoil 2004 - Conference (September 4 - 12, 2004) for soil scientists and practitioners from all to discuss the part played by soils in terrestrial ecosystems. Information about conference aims, details of program, excursions and symposia. Details on fees, accommodation and organization. IACR-Rothamsted - Formerly known as Rothamsted Experimental Station; the main site of the Institute of Arable Crops Research. Resources, details of research, and information for the lay public. Soil Physics and Soil Hydrology Program - Details of courses, research and faculty at The Laboratory of Soil Physics and Soil Hydrology, University of Tokyo. Soils Online - Categorized list of links to online soil science resources. Soil Water Management - Factsheets, publications about irrigation, drainage and erosion control from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Soils of Arid Regions of the United States and Israel - Papers on soils of arid regions, how they develop, and how they are classified, with copies in Hebrew. In addition, there is a book chapter on managing soils for sustainable land use and a glossary of terms. Links to other sites with soils information. Lists of soil surveys for the United States. SoilPIC - Photographic image collection and archive of soils around the world classified by categories and provided by the National Soil Resources Institute (Cranfield University) and the British Society of Soil Science. Agricultural Chemicals and the Soil - Provides information on the problem of agricultural chemicals in soil, and the designing of ecologically sound management strategies for dealing with non-productive soils, pests and diseases. California Soil Resource Laboratory - Research covers many aspects of soil science including soil genesis and morphology, water quality and constructed wetlands, soil-landform relationships and modeling, watershed-scale soil survey studies and the production of an online soil survey. Crop and Soil Management - From Penn State University. Includes chapters on soil management and fertility. Soil Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire - Course syllabus, goals and expectations. Composting and Soils - Basic information on how to produce and use compost, building compost and worm bins and improving soil health. ISRIC - World Soil Information - This is the World Data Center for Soils. Responsible for collecting, archiving, and distributing data and research information. Nutrient Content of Crops - Provides a software tool that estimates nutrients removed from the soil by different crops. Access To Land - The network brings together grassroots organisations from across Europe to share experiences and promote the significance of access to land for agroecological transition and generational renewal. Soils Education and Research - Mississippi State University. Introduction to fundamental properties of soils, soil fertility and fertilization, as well as soil management and conservation. Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost - Scientifically based laboratory manual that addresses all major composting parameters. Includes test methods and sample preparation protocols for the analysis of all compost types, including MSW, yard waste, and biosolids composts.
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