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The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): Mobile Apps and Collaboration For Optimizing Climate Change Investments

Massive investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation are projected during coming decades. The return on both types of investments can be increased through an understanding of land potential.

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Two New Mobile Apps for Rangeland Inventory and Monitoring by Landowners and Land Managers

Opportunities for rangeland inventory and monitoring have been transformed by innovations in both indicator and methods standardization and new technologies.

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Measurement of Soil Color: A Comparison Between Smartphone Camera and the Munsell Color Charts

Soil color is one of the most useful soil properties for assessing and monitoring soil health. Here we present results of tests of a new soil color app for mobile phones.

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The Role of LandPKS for Wildlife Conservation

In Kenya, the Land Potential Knowledge System has been providing a valuable tool to help land managers, researchers, and rangeland managers effectively conserve and restore biodiversity.

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Utilization Methods

Utilization data can be an effective management tool to evaluate and modify the impact of grazing animals on soil, water, and vegetation resources.

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How to Soil Texture

Watch Dr. Shawn Salley demonstrate how to use the LandPKS to soil texture in the field.

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A Comparison of Soil-Texture-by-Feel Estimates: Implications for the Citizen Soil Scientist

Estimating soil texture is a fundamental practice universally applied by soil scientists to classify and understand the behavior, health, and management of soil systems.

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Using LandPKS for Point-Scale Soil Information

In many parts of the world, the soil varies significantly from place to place and these changes in soil types can have dramatic impacts for farmers and others aiming to utilize that land. 

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What is Land Capability Classification?

The Land Capability Classification (LCC) System is a global land evaluation ranking that groups soils based on their potential for agricultural and other uses. LCC can help determine if land is suitable for certain uses and whether there are risks for degradation.

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