Wikipedia:WikiProject Soil

WikiProject Soil is a project to organize and improve articles related to soil.

Articles maintained by this WikiProject are grouped in Category:WikiProject Soil by using the {{WikiProject Soil}} template.

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Suggested Soil WikiProject Tasks
ClaypanAbdul KarimLeachingOrthentPedotopeRankersTakir
Diagnostic soil horizons like CambicDuric (soil)Argillic • and other terms such as Forest soilsRussian school of soil sciencePachicPaleustoll to wikify articles about soil series.
Capacitance probeHydrophobic soilNational Cooperative Soil SurveyMineralization (soil science)
Optimum water content for tillageInternational Union of Soil Sciences
Soil survey
Cleanup on Aisle C
Soil organic matterOrganic matterSoil carbonPaleosolTotal organic carbonCarbon cycleTerrestrial biological carbon cycleCarbon sinkCarbon sequestrationClimate change mitigation
Link rot
March 2019 Proposal: List of state soil science associations
ErosionFrost lineGleysolLeachingLinear aerationMesotrophic soilMultiscale European Soil Information SystemOrthentPedodiversityPetrichorRendzinaSalinity in Australia
Dryland salinity
PedologySoil acidificationPore water pressure
SoilSoil functions
Peer Review
San Joaquin (soil)

  1. Verify content. Use reliable sources per WP:SCIRS. Read this Signpost editorial.
  2. Improve soils-related content at Wikipedia. See Suggested WikiProject Soil Tasks.
  3. Assess soil-related articles for quality and importance. See Assessment Department and Change Log. Use {{WikiProject Soil}}.
  4. Monitor for vandalism and substandard edits. You can narrow your efforts to monitoring your most active category.
  5. Upload public domain soils images from USDA and USGS to Commons:Category:Soils. image source listupload link
  6. Collaborate on soil article tasks identified at WikiProject Ecology, WikiProject Geology and WikiProject Ecoregions.


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  1. ^ White RE (1997). Principles and practice of soil science: the soil as a natural resource,4th ed. Blackwell Publishing. 1997. ISBN 9781444309164.
  2. ^ Doran, J.W., & Parkin, T.B. (1994) Defining and assessing soil quality. In Defining soil quality for a sustainable environment (SSSA Special publication No 35). Soil Science Society of America, Madison
  3. ^ "Soils". The New Student's Reference Work. F. E. Compton and Company. 1914. Retrieved 2007-12-17.
  4. ^ Soil Survey Staff (1999). "Chapter 1: The Soils That We Classify" (PDF). Soil Taxonomy, A Basic System of Soil Classification for Making and Interpreting Soil Surveys (2nd edition). United States Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service. pp. Page 9. Retrieved 2007-12-17. (Agricultural Handbook 486)