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Soil Profile

Soil Profile

Soils develop into layers. These layers, called horizons, are usually seen along road cuts and other areas where a cross section of the soil is… read more

Soil. Earth. Dirt.

Soil. Earth. Dirt.

No matter what we call it, it’s the material that constitutes the outermost solid layer of the planet.  We build on it. We raise food… read more

Soil Types

Soil Types

There are over 70,000 different soil types around the globe with nearly 21,000 of these soils found in the United States. There are many characteristics… read more

Soil Ecosystem

Soil Ecosystem

The soil beneath our feet is full of life. Plants and animals have important roles to play in soil. Both plants and animals change the… read more

How soils affect land use

How soils affect land use

Quite often we read that a mudslide has damaged homes. Or, families were evacuated from their homes because of a flood. Or, a group of… read more