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How does the freeze-thaw cycle impact soil?

Winter soil freezes, heaves, and moves! The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Jan. 15 Soils Matter blog looks at the freeze-thaw cycle, how it changes soil on a microscopic level, and the reaction of Alaska’s unique permafrost soils.
15-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Under snow, underfoot: soils in winter

Chilling sub-zero temperatures. Astounding snowfalls. The weather outside is frightful. Yet under the snow and frost, life in soils carries on! Soils Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, provides insights to soils in...
11-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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What are “boutique” soils?

Did you know soils could be “boutique?” The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Dec. 1 Soils Matter blog explains how this group of soils can challenge your assumptions.
3-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How Can We Tell if Forest Rehabilitation Is Successful?

When trees are removed, it’s not just the view that changes in a former woods. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Nov. 15 Soils Matter blog explains the unintended consequences of tree removal by early colonists in Southeastern states, and...
15-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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What Are Those Wavy Bands in the Soil?

Have you noticed wavy bands of soil along roads or paths? The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Oct. 15 Soils Matter blog explains these horizontal soil waves and the unusual way they form.
15-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Is “Porous Pavement” and How Does That Help Soils Capture and Clean Water?

Parking lots, sidewalks, streets, and rooftops: cities are full of water-shedding surfaces. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Oct. 1 Soils Matter blog explains why these surfaces are problematic, and how soil can be part of the answer.
1-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Do Wetlands Protect Land and Water?

Swamps and other wetlands get a bad rap. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) September 15 Soils Matter blog explains why these natural features are important--and worth saving.
17-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Protect your soils in the fall

After supporting a season of growth, your garden soil deserves a rest! Soils Matter, Soil Science Society of America’s science-based blog, has tips for putting your garden to bed this fall.
13-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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