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  • Soil science gains voice in the US government

    Soil science gains voice in the US government

    The Soil Science Society of America’s (SSSA) Science Policy Office, started in 1986 and based in Washington, DC, educates United States (US) federal government policymakers about and advocates for soil and the soil sciences. As a result, US ...

    Karl Glasener

  • Strengthening the world’s long term soil research base

    Strengthening the world’s long term soil research base

    Imagine the science of climatology, if long-running weather stations were uncoordinated and operated independently with little cross-site comparison. Such is the present state of the long-term soils research base. The world’s long-term soil ...

    Daniel deB. Richter & Sharon A. Billings

  • Arsenic in irrigated paddy soils

    Arsenic in irrigated paddy soils

    Natural arsenic pollution of drinking water has been reported from over 70 countries world-wide, affecting an estimated 150 million people (Ravenscroft et. al., 2008). About 50 million of these people live in Bangladesh, 30 million in India and 33 ...

    Hugh Brammer

  • How good is GLASOD?

    How good is GLASOD?

    The Global Assessment of Soil Degradation (GLASOD), commissioned 20 years ago by the UN Environment Program (Oldeman et al., 1991), collated expert judgments of many soil scientists to produce a world map of human-induced soil degradation. It has ...

    B.G.J.S. Sonneveld and D.L. Dent

  • Need for national soil policies for developing countries - some facts

    Need for national soil policies for developing countries - some facts

    As a soil scientist working for more than 25 years, I am very much concerned with soil protection and conservation. In this process, I started collecting information related to national soil policies of different countries. To my surprise I could ...

    K. Jeevan Rao