Soil Health Tests for Monitoring Midwest Soils

As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Eileen Kladivko from Purdue University presents “Soil Health Tests for Monitoring Midwest Soils”. This presentation was originally broadcast on April 29, 2020.

Midwestern farmers, advisors, and conservation staff are wanting to use soil health tests, both in-field assessments and commercial laboratory tests, to assess and monitor soil health. Interpretations of commercial laboratory tests are difficult and not usually as clear-cut as we would hope. We will talk about how to best use these assessments and what their utility and limitations are, based on a study conducted in Indiana on cooperating farmers’ fields and Purdue research farms.

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