Thursday, November 7, 2013

Agricultural Technology- Web Soil Survey


Web Soil Survey (WSS)



     WSS is enormously helpful for people, especially farmers, by providing access to soil data and other related information generated by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. This great website is operated by the USDA Service (NRCS). In addition to providing soil data, it also gives users access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. One of the benefits from this powerful website is that users can utilize the soil data information to check the suitability of the soils of an area for a particular use. The soil maps and data are available online for almost 100 percent of the nation’s counties. 



Pros: Users can check if the soil of an area is suitable for a particular purpose or not. 



Cons: Because of the various and enormous data presented in the website, there is a lot of requirements for your computer to be able to open up and utilize the website. See all the requirements



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