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Book: Soil Science Step-by-Step Field Analysis
Published by: Soil Science Society of America

 

This chapter in SOIL SCIENCE STEP-BY-STEP FIELD ANALYSIS

  1.  p. 131-136
     
    Soil Science Step-by-Step Field Analysis

    Sally Logsdon, Dave Clay, Demie Moore and Teferi Tsegaye (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-856-8

     

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doi:10.2136/2008.soilsciencestepbystep.c10

Reducing Soil Sampling Errors

  1. D.E. Clay,
  2. C.G. Carlson and
  3. Cheryl Reese
  1. South Dakota State Univ. Brookings, SD 57007 (david.clay@sdstate.edu)
    South Dakota State University Brookings, SD 57007 (carlson.gregg@ces.sdstate.edu)
    South Dakota State Univ. Brookings, SD 57007 (Cheryl.reese@sdstate.edu)

Summary

Summary

Soil samples have been used to assess the health of soil, develop fertilizer recommendations, track the fate of contaminants, and determine the effectiveness of an agricultural system. To meet these goals, unbiased representative soil samples must be collected. Our discussion includes the importance of record keeping, how to collect representative soil samples in fields with complex histories, and what the laboratory values represent.

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