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Soil Orders
Developed by the US Department of Agriculture's Soil Survey Division (SSD), here is a high resolution poster with brief descriptions of the soil orders. Photos of soil profiles accompany descriptions of each order. The soil orders include: Alfisols, Andisols, Aridisols, Entisols, Gelisols, Histosols, Inceptisols, Mollisols, Oxisols, Spodusols, Ultisols, and Vertisols.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Abstract / Summary
  • Soil science
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-948
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'USDA Soil Survey Division'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Survey Division