SOILS AND LAND USE
Soil is a mixture of mineral and organic material at the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for growing plants.
The five factors that control the formation of soils are:
The Soils and Land Use section of the contest will be broken up into several categories, including soil properties, soil biology, landforms and parent material, soil maps, and interpretations. A soil profile will be excavated and available for students to describe horizons, texture, structure, permeability, depth to water table, color, and other features.
Current Year Resources
2023 Soil Classroom Learning Objectives
2023 Soil Field Learning Objectives
Past Year Resources
Soils Resource Team
Josh Gaimaro Soil Scientist, USDA-NRCS email@example.com
Nicole Ellis NRCS Soil Scientist firstname.lastname@example.org