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Spring has Sprung! Is the #Soil in Your Raised Bed Healthy?

Raised vegetable beds for wheelchair access.
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! 

Biosecurity Position Statement

Recent acts of terrorism have caused each of us to reevaluate the way we do nearly everything. This is of itself a good thing. New researchable needs, changes in personal and professional priorities, and a heightened awareness of certain values, can all lead to renewed creativity and energy. It is vital to channel these challenges into productivity and progress while protecting against the threat of bioterrorism. In late November, several officers of our societies attended the Council of Scientific Society Presidents meeting in Washington DC. As you might guess, terrorism and specifically bio-terrorism was high on the agenda. Along with other current officers of scientific societies from across the country, we were asked to brainstorm what our societies could do to help combat and defend against terrorism. Much discussion and many ideas surfaced.

Nominate: Soil Science Society of America Awards, Scholarships

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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.

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