Soil Science Society of America

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is closely tied to the Crop Science Society and the American Society of Agronomy and are housed in the same headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. SSSA is an international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and expertise for the purpose of advancing the field of soil science and sustaining soils around the globe. SSSA provides information about soils in relation to crop production, eco-system viability and sustainability, bio-mediation, waste management and offers expert consultation, periodicals and journal articles to members.

Address
677 South Segoe Rd | Madison, WI 53711
E-mail
headquarters@soils.org
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Impact of floods on soils

A recent study conducted in the Midwestern United States examined the effects of harsh wet conditions on both cultivated and uncultivated soils, vastly advancing the knowledge of water's effects on aggregation. Soil aggregation ...

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3-D laser scanning: A new soil quality measurement

Soil researchers pay close attention to bulk density, as it is one of the most common soil measurements and it is often used as a measure of soil quality. A soil's bulk density can be indicative of the ease of root penetration, ...

Dec 03, 2008
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Where have all the students gone?

Why are the number of students studying soil science as a major declining across the United States? Mary Collins, University of Florida, Gainesville, writes about this in an article published in the 2008 Journal of Natural Re ...

Nov 03, 2008
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Biosolids microbes pose manageable risk to workers

Class B biosolids are sewage sludges that have been treated to contain fewer than 2.0 x 106 fecal coliforms/dry gram. The USEPA estimates that 6.3 million tonnes of Class B biosolids are generated in the United States each ...

Oct 27, 2008
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