USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind producers about their recent release of the iOS and Android SoilWeb app, version 2.0. The app now has a cleaner and more modern interface with GPS-location-based links to access detailed digital soil survey data (SSURGO) published by the NRCS for most of the U.S.
The SoilWeb app provides users with information relating to soil types that are associated with their location. The images are then linked to information about the different types of soil profiles, soil taxonomy, land classification, hydraulic and erosion ratings and soil suitability ratings. Identifying soil types is important to understanding land for agricultural production purposes. While the soil survey information can be used for general farm, local, and wider area planning, a professional onsite evaluation may be needed to supplement this information in some cases.
All of the soil information in SoilWeb was collected from the National Cooperative Soil Survey, organized by the NRCS. The app is a product of a 14-year partnership between NRCS and the University of California at Davis Soil Resource Laboratory. The newly updated SoilWeb smartphone application is available as a free download on Google Play and Apple App Store.