“Soils 101: What you have and why it matters” will be the topic of the Nov. 5 natural resources webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit.

The webinar is a part of the Texas Range Webinar Series scheduled the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m., said Pete Flores, webinar coordinator in Corpus Christi.

This month’s presenter is Dr. Alyson McDonald, AgriLife Extension range specialist at Fort Stockton.

“This webinar will cover major soil components, the process of soil formation, the role of parent material and important soil characteristics such as texture and structure,” McDonald said.

She said she will wrap up with a demonstration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service Web Soil Survey and how landowners can locate and utilize soils information for use in making management decisions.

There is no fee for this month’s webinar.

This webinar and others in the series can be accessed at http://naturalresourcewebinars.tamu.edu. For more information on the webinars, contact Flores at Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu.