Soil is a natural body comprised of solids (minerals and organic matter), liquid, and gases that occurs on the land surface, occupies space, and is characterized by one or both of the following: horizons, or layers, that are distinguishable from the initial material as a result of additions, losses, transfers, and transformations of energy and matter or the ability to support rooted plants in a natural environment.

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Soil science graduates receive a strong background in the basic sciences of chemistry, physics and biology as well as the application of those sciences through real-world problem solving


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During the course of a day, contributors to this web site stumble across soil related news from a vast number of sources. As we find the news on the Internet, we post it.


We maintain an extensive collection of soil and environmental related photos. You can browse our gallery at your leisure to see the diversity of soils that exist.