Did you know it can take at least 100 years to form an inch of new topsoil? Soil is a valuable natural resource and there are many factors that contribute to its formation, such as climate, topography, biologic factors, parent material, and time. View additional soil resources below to learn more about soil testing, soil types, and ways to protect our soils.


Soils Resources:

The Soil & Plant Biological Relationship

Improving Soils with Cover Crops

Companies selling cover crop seed mixes

Soils Test Labs


NRCS Soils Web Survey

NRCS soils webpage

NRCS Gaining Ground

Virginia Cooperative Extension soils webpage

The Science of Soil Health: Going Deeper, Part 2

Out on the Land Episodes: Soil Principles (1)

Out on the Land Episode: Soil Principles (2)

Teaming with Microbes

Lynchburg Water Resources Soil Type Video