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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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LandPKS: A New Tool for Sustainable Land-Use Planning and Management

One of the major causes of poverty is poor land use planning and management. To address this issue, new technologies are needed that inform more sustainable land use planning and management.

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Approaches for Improving Field Soil Identification

Researchers developed two approaches for non-soil-scientists to identify the correct soil map unit component (COMP) from a location alone or location together with easily observed field data.

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Global citizen science for people

We believe that the attitude of favoring opinion over evidence is changing, due in part to a recognition of the benefits of globalized access to environmental knowledge.

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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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