NIFA Soil Science Program
Through a listening session and surveys
of its members, funded by NIFA, the Soil
Science Society of America assisted NIFA
in identifying emerging issues that should
be explored over the next 5 to 10 years.
Bio-integrated soil science (ecology, microbiology,
soil fertility, nutrient cycles related to
anthropomorphic activity) emerged as the
top priority area. This information will
help NIFA make funding and programmatic
decisions for soils programs in research,
education, and extension. A list of the top critical breakthroughs and emerging issues can be found in the project report.
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