The Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Soil Scientists (MAPSS) is a non- profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the profession of soil science and the protection of the public interest in matters related to soil science. The Association was organized in 1987 and serves professionals primarily in the Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia area. The membership consists of private consultants, federal government employees, university faculty, state and county employees and other individuals interested in the goals and objectives of the Association in the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

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Fall 2014 UMD Soil Judging Team

Fall 2014 UMD Soil Judging Team

A valiant effort on the part of the UMD Soil Judging Team: 3 Top Ten individuals!

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Profile of an Acid sulfate soil: The dark horizon at the bottom indicates the presence of sulfides. Jarosite, indicated by yellowish flecks, are present in the upper horizons: a result of iron sulfide oxidation.

Profile of an Acid sulfate soil: The dark horizon at the bottom indicates the presence of sulfides. Jarosite, indicated by yellowish flecks, are present in the upper horizons: a result of iron sulfide oxidation.

Join us for the 8th international conference to address the issue of acid sulfate soils, found in coastal regions throughout the world. Oxidation of the metal sulfides in these soils, upon exposure to air,  produces sulfuric acid. The subsequent acidification of soil and drainage waters often leads to detrimental ecological consequences.

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Blast from the Past: UMD soil judging team at national judging contest in ohio circa 1983.

Check out the latest issue of the Pedologue, the MAPSS newsletter.

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