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Why Are Soils Different in Different States?

If your summer has included travel, you may have noticed a difference in the soil beneath your feet. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) July 15 Soils Matter blog explains why different areas have such different soil.
16-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Is Carbon “Stored” in Soils of the Arctic and Subarctic?

Carbon is a key element, weaving its way through the survival of all living things. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) July 1 Soils Matter blog explains how carbon gets into soil, and how climate change is making a difference.
2-Jul-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Why Do the Loess Hills of Iowa Need to Be Farmed in Terraces?

Iowa, known for its farms, also claims fame to a dramatic, rolling landscape known as loess hills. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) June 15 Soils Matter blog post explains what formed this feature, and why its soil requires special care.
18-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How do soil microbes influence nutrient availability?

There are hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of organisms in just a handful of soil. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) June 1 Soils Matter blog explains the important role of soil microbes in freeing up soil nutrients for plants.
1-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Treading Lightly on Vacation Soils

Summertime is recreation time! While the wilds may call us, respect for ecosystems should guide us. Soils Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, explains why we should protect life underfoot.
24-May-2018 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Considerations Go Into Rehabilitating Land Back to Native Grasses?

More neighborhoods are incorporating native grasses to their landscapes—but it’s not as easy as one might think. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) May 15 Soils Matter blog outlines the necessary conditions to rehabilitate land back to...
15-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Is a “Green Roof” and Are They Helpful to the Environment?

The concrete jungle is anything but natural. But there are ways to help it be a little greener. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) May 1 Soils Matter blog explains what green roofs are, and how they benefit urban life.
1-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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