As part of the Soil Health Nexus Digital Cafe Series, Deann Presley of Kansas State University presents “Teaching Soil Health from a Soil Pit”. This presentation was originally broadcast on June 16, 2021.
Everyone is searching for “the” soil health test, but truth be told, the most meaningful way to learn more about your soil is to dig a hole. Soils have inherent soil properties that they inherited from the five soil forming factors of climate, organisms, relief, parent material, and time. And, soils have dynamic properties that can change quickly with a change in management practices. Getting out a shovel is the very best way to learn about both inherent and dynamic soil properties.