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SSSAJ Research Highlights

8/21/2017

 

The Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health (CASH) test has been offered since 2006 and provides a measurement of 15 physical, biological, and chemical soil properties. Measured...

7/24/2017

 

Despite the known connection between soil moisture and wildfire danger, measured soil moisture is conspicuously absent from the list of variables commonly used in wildfire danger...

7/10/2017

 

Although evidence of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill may not be visually obvious today, crude oil can still be found in Louisiana coastal marshes. Oil not initially...

7/7/2017

 

The connection between commercial N fertilizer and soil organic carbon is widely debated. In a recent article in the Soil Science Society of America Journal, researchers...

6/26/2017

 

Soil mapping identifies different soil types by compressing a unique suite of spatial patterns and processes across multiple spatial scales. It can be quite difficult to quantify...

6/12/2017

 

Agricultural production in the western U.S. is an important part of the global food supply. However, due to concerns over impacts of agricultural greenhouse gasses on the global...

5/31/2017

 

The transition point between capillary water and adsorbed water, which is defined as the critical point (included the critical matric potential and the critical water content) of...

5/5/2017

 

Restoring drained peatlands is considered a climate change mitigation action. However, mitigating effects of wetlands restored for agricultural production largely depends on...

4/21/2017

 

Vernal pools are shallow ponds during the rainy season, but are completely dry in the summer. They are noted for their unique flora and fauna. Soils are critical to the hydrologic...

4/12/2017

 

Specialty crops like wine grapes thrive across a heterogeneous array of soils in California’s Mediterranean climate. In vineyards, alleys and vine rows are managed separately...

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