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.

Pipeline Reclamation: A Growing Field

Pipeline Reclamation: A Growing Field

Increasing miles of pipeline are being built to transport oil and natural gas across the US. More miles of pipeline equals a larger need for reclamation of those rights of way (ROWs) that have been affected by the excavation. Many companies entering the reclamation field or contracting such services have

A Million Tons Down

A Million Tons Down

As milestones go, this is a somewhat disheartening one: A California paper reports that one million tons of debris from the fires last October in the northern part of the state have now been removed. Good that it’s done, of course, but the number just emphasizes the scope of the

Taming Slippery Slopes

Taming Slippery Slopes

While skeptics may scoff, ardent followers believe a palm reader can examine your hand and reveal personal characteristics. But a visit to your local landfill (certainly a less mystical venture) is a revealing exercise of another kind that leaves little guesswork about your community.

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

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