Farmers across the country use “cover crops” over the winter. Cover crops do several things, depending on what is planted: Help prevent erosion and topsoil loss. Their roots, and the […]
Soils take a long time to form. Some soils are thousands to millions of years old. During that formation process, a number of important processes occurred, which are called weathering. […]
For our July 1 Soils Matter blog, we discussed beaches and their benefit to humans and the environment. Beaches are classic vacation spots and habitats for unique plants and animals. […]
To many people, sandy beaches are the ultimate vacation spot. Whether it is the feeling of sand on our toes, sunlight on our skin, the sight of seashells littering the […]
One of soil’s many important functions is to act like a sponge. As nature’s blanket, soil soaks up water that falls as rain or melts from snow and ice. Soil […]
Fixing a former industrial site with biosolids and sediments can be a safe and practical use of local resources.
In the basic water cycle, water falls on the land in some type of precipitation (rain or snow). It either is soaked into the ground or runs off into a […]