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.



UMD's Soil judging team triumphant at the 57th national soil judging contest in delkalb, IL in April.

A 4th place group finish combined with a stellar showing in the individual portion of the contest resulted in UMD winning the 2017 National Soils Competition title.

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Thanks to all who helped and all who participated in 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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annie rossi and phil king explain the soil profile of a classic evesboro soil during the may 9th mapss field day at the beltsville agricultural research center (BARC).

Learn all about the UMD Soil Judging Team's achievements at Nationals, our most recent MAPSS Field Day, coming events, and a CALL OUT FOR FUTURE ARTICLES!!!

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