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.
The Soil Science Society of America blog "Soils Matter" profiled the state soil of New Jersey, the Downer Soil. This soil plays a major role in the Garden State, generally supporting woodlands but at least 40% supports high-value vegetable and fruit crops. Learn more about Downer Soil properties, limitations and distribution here.