A new certification is available from the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The Certified Soil Technician (CST) will allow individuals working professionally with soil an opportunity for career advancement. CST requires passing the fundamentals in soil science exam and three years of experience.
As we emerge from winter, and start planting for the summer the Soil Science Society of America published some tips - from the soil scientist perspective - for your perfect raised bed garden. Have you considered if your raised bed garden will a permanent or temporary structure? When was the last time you assessed your garden's soil health? These tips will give your plants room to grow, and keep your harvest safe from soil contaminants!
Nominate deserving colleagues for Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Awards and Fellow in soil science research, education, industry, consulting, and extension. Initiate nominations by March 29 with reference letters and final submission by April 5. Students: Apply for SSSA scholarships, including Golden Opportunity Scholars, by April 5 with reference letters and final submission by April 12.