Soil Sampling (5 videos)

Getting started

Getting started: Purpose of soil sampling, tools, preparation to sample, sampling depth, representative sample, volume to submit, sample container, and labeling.

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Probe versus shovel

Probe versus shovel: Procedures for sampling soil with a shovel versus a probe.

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Random sampling a small field with hammer probe

Random sampling a small field with hammer probe: How to prepare the collected soil for shipment or delivery to a lab, including how much to send.

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Random sampling across a large field with hammer probe

Random sampling across a large field with hammer probe: Demonstrates mixing, preparation, and volume for shipment.

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Soil variability

Soil variability: Soil maps can be useful for planning ahead when sampling soil. Answers the question of what to do when soil texture changes abruptly in a field.

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