“A hundred years after
we are gone and forgotten, those who never heard of us will be living
results of our actions.” – Oliver Wendell
“The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Go to the Soil Science Society of America YouTube Channel to see the latest soil videos:
Clean Water, Soil and Food Security, and Soil and Human Health
The Wayne SWCD no longer has paper copies of the Wayne County Soil Survey available for general distribution. To find soil information use one of the following links below to access the most current infomation on soils mapped in Wayne County or stop by our office and we can help you.
If you have Google Earth you can add a KMZ file developed by the California Soil Resource Lab that overlays the soil data on top of the aerial photographs. Once downloaded you can click on a soil symbol to see a soil profile. Click on the soil profile to see the typical description for the soil series. Streaming Soil Survey Data in Google Earth.
When you go to the Web Soil Survey site click the green Start WSS button. You can search by address, state and county, soil survey area, latitude and longitude, section, township, and range. Web Soil Survey allows you to see land with an aerial photo base and roads, towns, and streams as layers. You can turn map features on and off depending on your preference. Draw an area of interest (AOI) shape over where you want soils information, then click on the soil map tab, and viola soil info appears to the left. You can look more deeply into each soil listed as well as print out any information that you want to keep. It’s pretty amazing!
ODNR Division of Soil and Water Resources
Soil Testing for Nurtrient Content
PDF - How to Take Soil Sample GUIDE - a 4 pages by A&L Great Lakes Labs
PDF - Soil Sampling, OSU, AGF-513-12
PDF - Interpreting a Soil Test Report, OSU, AGF-514-12
PDF - Interpretative Guide to Soil Test Reports
PDF - Interpretive Guide for Lawn & Garden Samples
PDF - LIST of places that TEST SOIL -compiled by Wayne SWCD