Update: 21.11.2017

A handful of soil can contain billions of soil microorganisms.

   Facebook Logo Linked In Logo 

The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

Working Group Acid Sulfate Soils

Who

The International Union of Soil Sciences’ Working Group Acid Sulfate Soils serves to promote acid sulfate soil science and management. Acid sulfate soils are located on all continents and if mismanaged can cause severe enviro0nmenbtal degradation.
Initially established as a Working Group, the Acid Sulfate Soil Commission has been in existence for over 20 years and is especially active in convening regular international conferences and symposia devoted to acid sulfate science and management.

What

Activities of the Acid Sulfate Soils Working Group

The Acid Sulfate Soils Working Group has had long and active service in promoting acid sulfate soil science and management. For example, building on the first International conference on acid sulfate soils in Wageningen held in 1972, the past three International Acid Sulfate Soil Conferences (held in Australia 2002, China 2008 and Finland 2012) have all attracted well over 100 attendees from around the globe.

The 7th International Acid Sulfate Soil Conference held in Vasa, Finland featured a pre-conference tour, three days of oral sessions, including a half-day public session, and poster session, a mid-conference tour, a conference dinner, and two post-conference one- day field trips.
The upcoming 8th International Acid Sulfate Soil Conference will be held at College Park, Maryland, USA from 17th to 23rd July 2016 This conference will provide a forum for the exchange ideas regarding the origins, properties, management, classification and reclamation of acid sulfate soils. It will also include components for the education of those less familiar with acid sulfate soil issues and problems. Three days will be designated for oral and poster presentations (July 18,19 and 21). Additionally, 2-3 field tours are planned throughout the week.

When & Where

The 8th International Acid Sulfate Soil Conference will be held at College Park, Maryland, USA from 17th to 23rd July 2016. Further information on this conference can be found at http://www.midatlanticsoilscientists.org/acid-sulfate-soils-conference .

Soil message

The 8th International Acid Sulfate Soil Conference will be held at College Park, Maryland, USA from 17th to 23rd July 2016. Further information on this conference can be found at http://www.midatlanticsoilscientists.org/acid-sulfate-soils-conference .