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Start Your Garden Right

Gardeners, are you eager for winter to lose its icy grip? There’s no time like the present to improve your garden knowledge! Soils Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, provides insights to starting off the garden season.
19-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why Do Forest Soils Need to Be Managed?

We think of forests as wild places that take care of themselves. But sometimes a little help is necessary. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) April 15 Soils Matter blog explains what forest soils do and why we need to give them a hand.
16-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Is the Critical Zone?

Deep underground, changes to rock layers are impacting the Earth’s surface. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) April 1 Soils Matter blog explains how these deep layers inform our knowledge of surface soils.
2-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Spring’s Leaks, Soil’s Response

Spring can be a relief after a long winter, but it also brings some water challenges. Soils Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, provides revitalizing soil information through a soggy season.
27-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why Are There Regulations on Manure Use for Food Safety?

We all want assurance that the food we eat is safe. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) March 15 Soils Matter blog explains how regulations regarding manure use on agricultural fields keep our food safe and the soil healthy.
15-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Irish Potato Famine – Could It Happen Again?

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, thoughts turn to the Irish experience of the 1800s. This includes the devastating conditions in Ireland that led many to the U.S. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) March 1 Soils Matter blog...
1-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How Does Biochar Work to Improve, or Even Decontaminate, Soil?

What can be made with unwanted materials, looks like charcoal, and provides multiple benefits to soil health? Biochar! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) February 15 Soils Matter blog explains what biochar is and how it helps improve—or...
15-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Tips for Community Gardens

With garden season fast approaching, the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has updated their Community Gardens website. There, gardeners can find out how to design and build community gardens.
12-Feb-2018 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


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