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SSSA Asks the Ever-Important Question: When Does a Rock Become #Soil? #Geoscience

Soil scientists dig holes to investigate soils in various regions. Looking at the flat face of that hole is called a “soil profile.” Here, you can see the distinct yellow area under the top, browner, layers.

Geoscience is an inherently interdisciplinary field of study. Where one geoscientists' research transitions from one field to another is a hard line to draw, and that is why so many organizations are part of the AGI Federation, including organizations like the Soil Science Society of America!

When Does a Rock Become Soil? SSSA Shares! #soil

Measuring soil color.
Soils and rocks are inextricably related, and geoscientists study both. The Soil Science Society of America answers one VERY important question in their Soils Matter blog, and that is, "When does a rock become soil?" Learn the recipe for making soils, and breakdown when a soil becomes a rock (pun intended) in their latest post!

 

 

Enter the SSSA Photo Contest by September 15! #soil

Irrigated groundnut (peanut) shown growing near Wad Medani, Sudan.
The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is hosting its annual photo contest in conjunction with their Annual Meeting this October in Tampa, Florida. Entrants are encouraged to submit photos under the theme of "Soils Sustain Life." First Place will receive $250; Second Place $100; and Third Place: $50. 

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