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Research Project: Sustainable Small Farm and Organic Production Systems for Livestock and Agroforestry

Location: Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center

Title: Digital Soil Mapping – A platform for enhancing soil learning.

item Owens, Phillip
item Libohova, Zamir
item Monger, C
item Lindbo, D
item Schmidt, A

Submitted to: European Geophysical Society Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/23/2017
Publication Date: 4/28/2017
Citation: Owens, P.R., Libohova, Z., Monger, C., Lindbo, D., Schmidt, A. 2017. Digital Soil Mapping – A platform for enhancing soil learning.. European Geophysical Society Meeting. 19.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The expansion of digital infrastructure and tools has generated massive data and information as well as a need for reliable processing and accurate interpretations. Digital Soil Mapping is no exception in that it has provided opportunities for professionals and the public to interact at field and training/workshop levels in order to better understand soils and their benefits. USDA-NRCS National Cooperative Soil Survey regularly conducts training and workshops for soil scientists and other professionals in the US and internationally. A combination of field experiences with workshops conducted in a class environment offers ideal conditions for enhancing soil learning experiences. Examples from US, Haiti and Central America show that Digital Soil Mapping (DSM) tools are very effective for understanding and visualizing soils and their functioning at different scales.