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.

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Looking for water on Mars

NASA's Phoenix Scout Lander reached Mars on May 25,, opened a soils lab, and started looking for water. Phoenix uses a robotic scoop arm to deliver regolith samples to the suite of instruments aboard the Lander--with one ...

dateSep 28, 2008 in Space Exploration
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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 ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Environment
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Getting to the root of the matter

Like most things that exist underground, plant roots are out-of-sight and easily forgotten, but while flowers, leaves, and other aboveground plant parts are more familiar, plant roots are equally deserving of our appreciation. ...

dateAug 19, 2008 in Environment
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