Tag: soil testing

In agriculture, a soil test is the analysis of a soil sample to determine nutrient and contaminated content, composition, and other characteristics such as the acidity or pH level.

Fire’s Complicated Aftermath

Fire’s Complicated Aftermath

Most of us following the news of the fires in northern California are aware of the immense amount of work that must follow after the flames are out. There’s an urgent need to stabilize the affected areas to prevent erosion and further damage to the region—everything from flooding to mudslides—but

Dirt: The Good and the Bad

Dirt: The Good and the Bad

Dirt, soil, seed support media: the material goes by lots of names. As kids, we play in it and track it onto our mothers’ clean floors. As erosion control specialists, we sometimes see it as a nuisance that must be contained or glued down. In revegetation projects, growth is the

Reader Profile: James Spotts

Reader Profile: James Spotts

James W. Spotts’ vehicle license tag reads “Dr. Dirt.” It’s an apt description for his career as a soil scientist, which now focuses on his company, Southeast Environmental Consultants, in Atlanta, GA. The seeds were sown when, as a child in north Florida, Spotts dug a hole into sandy soil

Profile Products Unveils ErosionControlSpecs.com

Profile Products Unveils ErosionControlSpecs.com

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — Profile Products, the world’s largest manufacturer of erosion control products, has unveiled ErosionControlSpecs.com, a robust new resource for erosion control and vegetation establishment specifications. Available on computers, tablets and smartphones via the company’s website, the guide provides a single source for industry professionals to identify and

FREE!  Using Software for Successful Project Design

FREE! Using Software for Successful Project Design

From drones to project software, technology has infiltrated construction and erosion/sediment control, maximizing our efficiency, and improving project success. The greatest impact? Coupling this new technology with field-tested fundamentals of revegetation and erosion control.

Join Matthew Welch, CESSWI to explore the latest in project design software; its parameters, calculations, and applications;

The Deep Roots of Post-Wildfire Restoration

The Deep Roots of Post-Wildfire Restoration

In the wild expanses of North America, specialists recognize that fire plays an important role in the forest ecosystem. Sometimes a forest cannot live without it, and often fire can’t be avoided. In fact, certain fire-adapted species of plants require the heat of a wildfire to spur germination. In some cases,

Profile Honors Outstanding Distributor Accomplishments

PORTLAND, OR. (February 25, 2015) – Profile Products recognized the outstanding work of several of its distribution partners for engineered and specified erosion control products at its awards banquet Feb. 16, in conjunction with the International Erosion Control Association’s annual conference in Portland, Oregon. The evening was a salute to

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