|The World Wide Soil Jumpstation.
The table of links below is a key source of soil management information for horticulture and agriculture.
The brown buttons on the left link to easy-to-read soil information provided by me, and my list below now has links to over 200 quality externaml websites with soil related information -- ranging from basic to highly technical.
If you have, or know of, a page that should be linked from here, please send me an email with the URL and I will include it.
Organisations concerned with soil and soil management
|The British Geological Survey||The British Geological Survey is the UK's national centre for earth science information and its foremost supplier of geoscience solutions. It acquires and maintains up-to-date knowledge of the UK and its continental shelf by means of systematic geological, geophysical, geochemical, hydrogeological and geotechnical surveys underpinned by high quality research. |
|British Society of Soil Science||The aim of the British Soil Science Society is to raise both public and scientific community awareness of the importance of soil science. This is primarily achieved through the promotion of soil science related information in a wide variety of formats (books, journals, regional meetings, conferences, videos, internet etc). Although you can find lots of details of these on this website, you will also find links to other soil-related teaching material, universities, institutes, other international plant and soil societies, publishers and chemical manufacturers. |
|Department of Soil Science||The Department of Soil Science at the University of Reading is the only University Department in the United Kingdom that is devoted solely to the study of soils. It was formally established in 1964, but its origins go back to the establishment of courses in agriculture at Reading in the late 19th Century. |
|Institute of Arable Crops Research||The Institute of Arable Crops Research (IACR) is a grouping of private organisations and is one of eight Institutes sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. One site is also a Department of the University of Bristol and the others are owned by the Lawes Agricultural Trust (a charity and company limited by guarantee). |
|Institute of Terrestrial Ecology||The Institute of Terrestrial Ecology will develop long-term, multidisciplinary research and exploit new technology to advance the science of terrestrial ecology, leading to a better understanding and quantification of the physical, chemical and biological processes of the land.|
|Long Ashton Research Station||IACR - Long Ashton Research Station is one of the three sites forming the Institute of Arable Crops Research, the others being IACR - Rothamsted and IACR - Broom's Barn. The Research Station, sited a few miles to the west of Bristol, is also the Department of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Bristol. It offers post-graduate training, including a one year MSc course in Crop Protection, to students from the UK and abroad. |
|Soil Science Department||Rothamsted, UK|
|School of Agricultural & Forest Sciences||University of Wales, Bangor|
|Soil Survey & Land Research Centre||Cranfield University, Bedford - The Soil Survey and Land Research Centre, SSLRC, is the leading independent organisation on soil resources in the UK. It conducts research, carries out consultancy, and offers a range of scientific services. |
|European Topic Centre on Soil||Part of EIONET - European Environment Information and Observation Network|
|International Soil Reference and Information Centre||Established in 1966, the Centre is a foundation for documentation, research and training about the soils of the world with emphasis on developing countries. Its mandate encompasses the collection and dissemination of scientific knowledge about soils for a better understanding of their formation, characterization, classification, distribution and capability for sustained land use at local, national, regional and global scales|
|US Department of Agriculture||USDA Mission: Enhance the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture by: ensuring a safe, affordable, nutritious, and accessible food supply; caring for agricultural, forest, and range lands; supporting sound development of rural communities; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world. |
|Soil Science Society of America|| Welcome to the Official Web Site for the Soil Science Society of America. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is the professional home for over 6,000 professionals throughout the world dedicated to the advancement of soil science. The primary purpose of the Society is to advance the discipline and practice of soil science by acquiring and disseminating information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management and recycling, and wise land use. |
|National Society of Consulting Soil Scientists, Inc.||The mission of the National Society of Consulting Soil Scientists, Inc. is: To advance the discipline and practice of soil science by professionals; To promote quality interaction between professional soil scientists and their communities; To represent the diverse consulting, service and business interests of professional soil scientists; To facilitate the exchange of business and soil science experiences within the Society, and To foster professional and ethical conduct in the soil science discipline. |
|National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory||The National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (NSERL) of the United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service is the focal point for the U.S. Government's national research program in soil erosion by water. Major program thrusts of the NSERL include fundamental erosion process research, erosion control research, and delivery of improved erosion prediction technology. The NSERL is located on the campus of Purdue University (building labeled SOIL in south center of map) in West Lafayette, Indiana. |
|National Soil Tilth Laboratory||The mission of the National Soil Tilth Laboratory is to generate and integrate knowledge for the development and evaluation of management practices that enhance surface and ground water quality while ensuring the long term enhancement and conservation of the nation's soil and water resources. Multidisciplinary research teams conduct quantitative research on soil biological, chemical, and physical processes and their interaction as related to agricultural practices. |
|Soil analysis at Cornell||Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratories (CNAL) operates as a facility of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE). CCE already provides a lot of information through its Web server. In having our own home pages, we aim to complement the CCE resources already available.|
|University of Missouri-Columbia||Dept. of Soil & Atmospheric Sciences|
|US Geological survey||US information about the Earth.|
|World Soil Resources||The World Soil Resources Office of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil Survey Division is dedicated to collaborating with national institutions to help manage and conserve their natural resources, improve their abilities to attain sustainable agriculture, and enhance their capabilities to address problems of food security, income generation, and the environment. |
International and other organisations
|International Society of Soil Science||The ISSS, founded on 19 May 1924, is organized as a non- profit, non- governmental, scientific society. The ISSS is a scientific union member of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) since 1992. The purpose of the Society is to foster all branches of soil science and its applications, to promote contacts among scientists and other persons engaged in the study and the application of soil science, to stimulate scientific research and to further the application of soil research, for the benefit of mankind.|
|International Permafrost Association||The International Permafrost Association, founded in 1983, has as its objectives fostering the dissemination of knowledge concerning permafrost and promoting cooperation among persons and national or international organizations engaged in scientific investigation and engineering work on permafrost. |
|International Fertiliser Association||Fertilizers and their effective use|
|Soil Science Division,University of Sydney||Australia|
|Division of Agronomy and Soil Science||This document introduces the Agronomy and Soil Science group, at the University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. |
|Canadian Society of Soil Science||The Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization for scientists, engineers, technologists, administrators and students involved in professional soil science. Its Objectives are: (1) to promote the wise use of soil for the benefit of all society, (2) to promote research and practical application of findings in soil science and (3) to promote information and technology exchange among people in professional soil science.|
|Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association||Information about peat and sustainability|
|Soils information from Ontario||Land, water and air resource management information|
|Australian Society of Soil Science||The Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated (ASSSI) was founded in 1955 to work towards the advancement of soil science in the professional, academic and technical fields, it comprises a federal council and seven branches throughout Australia.|
|New Zealand Society of Soil Science||The New Zealand Society of Soil Science is a professional society to encourage the advancement of soil science. It was formed in 1952 and has over 400 local and international members.|
|Geological Society of New Zealand ||The Geological Society of New Zealand aims to encourage the advancement of geology in New Zealand. Membership is open to all who are interested in the earth sciences.|
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