20 May 2022

Nitrogen fertilizer applied as a base fertilizer before sowing in Zhejian province, China. Photo credit: Jinchuan Ma.

22 Apr 2022

The eye-catching building on the Wageningen University Campus of the World Soil Museum, representing a sod of tropical soil. Photo credit: M. Bink

19 Apr 2022

High altitude afforestation, such as this trench with recently planted pine seedlings (Pinus sylvatica) in Saralanj community in Armenia, is a sustainable land management practice described in the WOCAT database. Photo: Kirchmeir, H.

31 Mar 2022

SoilGrids is ISRIC – World Soil Information’s flagship system for global digital soil mapping. Every year, thousands of people access these open-access maps and download them for their own use and we want to know: how is SoilGrids working for you?

If you have used SoilGrids, please take a moment to fill out this short user survey: https://forms.office.com/r/Hmi1GCG7pn

29 Mar 2022

In February and March 2022, the World Soil Museum hosted a four-part online series called “Peatland Exchanges.” The series was initiated by the museum’s artist-in-residence Kate Foster in partnership with Wageningen University & Research’s Home Turf Project and WetFutures.

23 Feb 2022

A member of the HazArctic team at GTK creating a map of acid sulfate soil occurrences in the study area in Finland using online guidance by ISRIC. Image credit: Anton Boman.

15 Feb 2022

Clay content aggregated at 1000 m: this map is the result of resampling the mean SoilGrids 250 m predictions (Poggio et al. 2021) for each 1000 m grid cell

11 Feb 2022

Northern Karongi in Rwanda. Photo credit: Elie Ntirengaya

On Tuesday, January 25 a new project, Land Soil Crop Information Services (LSC Hubs), to support climate-smart agriculture in Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda held its public launch event online.


07 Feb 2022

A new open-access field work tool for soil description is now available through ISRIC – World Soil Information: Soil Description DevTool. This tool is for people doing field work who will describe soils using the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 2006 Guidelines for Soil Description.

The Soil Description DevTool is a form that can be filled out from a smartphone.

Once uploaded and deployed, the form can be used for full soil description and assessment.


01 Feb 2022

These porous reference samples designed to calibrate water retention curves are made from glass beads (front left) and clay (front right).