Redesigned Soil Tools Webpage Provides Access to Data, Maps and More

  • Oct 29, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has newly redesigned its Soil Tools Webpage and gathered a variety of resources to help growers evaluate and conserve soil.

The website includes specific portals for:

  • Soil data and maps — a variety of maps that allow users to compare soils, evaluate soils and make conservation plans; also includes access to the Web Soil Survey and maps that indicate wet areas that would be susceptible to avocado root rot
  • Soil databases
  • Soil apps — include interactive maps and access to data
  • Climate data
  • Official soil series descriptions
  • Ecological sites
  • R for soils — including utilities to support soil surveys
  • Calculators — tools to help growers assess soil texture and water budgeting
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