Soil Health Demonstration Videos

This page contains various soil health assessment and demonstration videos from experts and Extension professionals.

Source Resource Description
Soil Health Demonstration: Active Carbon https://youtu.be/821rf9uLKlE Amanda Wolfgeher, a graduate student at the University of Missouri, overviews how to conduct an active carbon demonstration. To help you conduct this demonstration, see the Active Carbon Demonstration Fact sheet and the Active Carbon Concentration Sheet.
Soil Health Demonstration: Slump Test Christina Curell from Michigan State University Extension overviews how to conduct a slump test to help assess soil health.
Soil Health Demonstration: Compaction Charles Ellis from University of Missouri Extension shows how to analyze soil compaction.
Soil Health Demonstration: Tabletop Rainfall Infiltration Gary Lesoing from University of Nebraska Extension will show you how to use a tabletop rainfall simulator
Soil Health Assessment: Soil Temperature Gary Lesoing with University of Nebraska Extension discusses the importance of soil temperature with soil health.
Soil Health Demonstration: Organic Matter Todd Whitney from University of Nebraska Extension talks about how organic matter interacts with the soil.
Soil Health Demonstration: Soil Texture Leslie Johnson from University of Nebraska Extension talks about an activity to explain soil texture and water infiltration.
Soil Health Assessment: Earthworm Counts Christina Curell from Michigan State University Extension overviews how to do an earthworm count to help assess soil health.
Soil Health Assessment: Grass Soil Pit Gene Campbell with the NRCS assesses a grass soil pit.
Soil Health Assessment: Row Crop Soil Pit Travis Harper with University of Missouri Extension assesses a row crop soil pit.
Soil Health Assessment: Rainfall Infiltration Gary Lesoing with University of Nebraska Extension looks at rainfall infiltration rate for soil health.
Soil Health Assessment: Collecting Rainfall Simulator Samples Paul Gross with Michigan State University Extension discusses how to collect soil samples for a rainfall simulator.
Soil Health Assessment: Residue Cover Leslie Johnson with University of Nebraska Extension talks about residue counts and the transect method.
Soil Health Assessment: Bulk Density Todd Lorenz with University of Missouri Extension shows you how to sample for bulk density.
Soil Health Assessment: Soil Core Test Todd Lorenz with University of Missouri Extension shows how to use a core sampler instead of a soil pit.