Update: 13.04.2015

A handful of soil can contain billions of soil microorganisms.

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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

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IUSS Bulletin 125IUSS Bulletin 125 (Nov 2014)
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IYS Soil message

by the Italian Society of Soil Science (SISS)

Modern humans rarely reflects on the fact that both the well-being and the quality of life are fundamentally linked to the quality of the soils. The quality of human life depends indeed on the soil’s health on which we live carrying out any activity. Thus maintaining healthy soils and the quality of soil productions is the real target of any kind of sustainable development.
Soils are a Man’s best friend !!

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