Newswise — Mar. 27, 2018 – 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.
- Spring has a smell to it—and that smell is geosmin. Learn more about soil microbes and breathe in a new appreciation for these hard-working neighbors
- Last winter’s snow is an important part of the water cycle. Read more about groundwater recharge here.
- Soils capture and clean water—and spring has a lot of water! Find out how to help soil do its best here.
Soils Matter is a blog of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). New blogs are posted on the 1st of and 15th of every month and are written by member scientists.
SSSA is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils. Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1936, SSSA is the professional home for 6,000+ members and 1,000+ certified professionals dedicated to advancing the field of soil science. The Society provides information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use.