Soil Resource Management

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service scientist examines the severe soil erosion in a wheat field near Washington State University, Washington


The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network consists of 18 Federal and university agricultural research sites with an average of over 50 years of history. The goal of this research network is to ensure sustained crop and livestock production and ecosystem services from agroecosystems, and to forecast and verify the effects of environmental trends, public policies, and emerging technologies.

Soil Science Society of America.

Describes efforts to foster knowledge transfer of practices to sustain global soils.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Provides materials on EPA actions taken after an oil or hazardous chemicals spill. Includes information broader land topics such as lawn and garden care and climate change.

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Links to websites and mobile applications containing soil survey, water, climate, air quality, energy, and other natural resources data relevant to agriculture.

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.




Provides results of a statistical survey of land use and natural resource conditions and trends on U.S. non-Federal lands.

USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Gives results of most recent soil surveys including data on a given area's suitability for particular uses and its chemical and physical properties. Includes historical data and analyses.

USDA. ARS. U.S. Salinity Laboratory.

Contains materials on basic research into the chemistry, physics, and biology of salt-affected soil-plant-water systems.

USDA. ARS. Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory.

Gives information on the mission to develop technology and solutions that increase efficient use of soil and water resources, maximize forage and crop production, and support sustainable agricultural production in healthy ecosystems.