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PSU Soil Characterization Database

Soils have been sampled and analyzed in Pennsylvania for characterization since 1954. Presently, 949 pedons (profiles) have been collected and analyzed. The Pennsylvania analysis system and data has been computerized. This system is available for download (select "Installation Instructions").

Location of Pedons
Figure 1 - Location map of the 949 characterized Pennsylvania pedons. Black squares are the pedon locations.

Instructions for Penn State University Soil Characterization Laboratory Database System