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Pennsylvania Soils

There are 29 million acres (11, 735, 884 hectares) of soil in Pennsylvania supporting: wild areas; agricultural areas producing crops, animals, wood products and horticultural goods; homes, roads, and businesses; our drinking and wastewater filtration. Without soil, these activities and functions would be much more difficult and in some cases even impossible, for soil is as precious to our lives as the very blood in our bodies.
Support the Drive for PA's Official State Soil - Hazleton Soil Series

Support the Drive for PA's Official State Soil - Hazleton Soil Series

Read about the history of the PA soil survey and the early history of the Penn State Agronomy Department

Information to help understand soils and in conducting land-use decision making.

The Pennsylvania Association of Professional Soil Scientists and Penn State Soil Characterization Lab are working with PA Legislators in an attempt to have the Hazelton Soil Series identified as the State Soil.