AP Environmental Science
Changing World

Pedology Section

Pedology Objectives

 

  • Soil composition and formation
  • Identification and definition of soil horizons
  • Soil Biology
  • Soil Quality (Methods of determining properties of soil)

Resources:

Natural Resources Conservation Service. (n.d.). Retrieved April 19, 2017, from https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/soils/edu/7thru12/

From the Surface Down, An Introduction to Soil Surveys for Agronomic Use:  https:///Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs142p2_053238.pdfSoil Quality

Indicator Sheets: 

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/soils/health/assessment/?cid=stelprdb1237387

Soil Test Kit Guide: 
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs142p2_050956.pdf

Guidelines for Soil Quality Assessment in Conservation Planning: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs142p2_051259.pdf

Soil Biology and Land Managment:  https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs142p2_052489.pdf

Total Resources: 
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/soils/health/resource/

 

 

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Pedology Certification