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SPARC open house celebrates International Year of the Soils, Feb. 28, 2015

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Soil scientists were on hand to answer questions from people at the Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre (SPARC) open house in Swift Current, Feb. 28. The event took place to celebrate the International Year of the Soils and coincided with the March 1 birthdate of Russian geologist Vasily Dokuchaev, who is considered to be the father of soil science. The displays and hands-on activities gave visitors an opportunity to learn about soil zones, the biological, chemical and physical aspects of soil, and how soils have an impact on people, their food supply and their environment.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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