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PortraitHarold Charles Moss

Harold Moss, an internationally recognized soils specialist, was born at Barry, Wales, March 11, 1899. He immigrated with his family to Canada in 1908, settling on a farm near Strasbourg.

Following army service in the First World War, he obtained his Associate in Agriculture diploma from the University of Saskatchewan in 1920, and his BSA in 1924. He received his master of science degree at the University of Alberta in 1932, specializing in soil science.

Harold Moss began his career as land inspector for the CPR Lands Department, travelling by horseback. In 1927 he joined the Saskatchewan Soil Survey, as an employee of the Canada Department of Agriculture. As senior pedologist he built a distinguished career, becoming a recognized authority on the structure and agricultural potential of Prairie soils.

He helped design soil classification systems on both a national and international basis. The survey maps and reports he prepared have contributed greatly to the basic soils information used today by agrologists, engineers, foresters and others.

After retirement from the federal service, Harold Moss continued as a research associate within the Saskatchewan Institute of Pedology. His work, initiated with the late Dr. John Mitchell on the ratings of Saskatchewan soils, still provides the physical base for assessment and taxation of rural lands in the province. He continued work on revisions of soil ratings for both dryland and irrigated crop production. He wrote important reference works such as the bulletin, "A Guide to Understanding Saskatchewan Soil," and a book, "History of the Saskatchewan Soil Survey."

Harold Moss was a member of the soil science societies of Canada, Britain and the United States. He was honorary life member of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association, the Agricultural Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society of Soil Science. In 1970 he was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by the University of Saskatchewan.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 1991
by the College of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan,
Saskatchewan Soil Science Alumni,
Saskatchewan Agricultural Graduates Association."

 

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