Regular soil testing should be a part of every farmer’s management strategy, but a soil test’s results are only as good as the samples you take. This video will help you understand how to be sure you are sampling correctly, either with a soil probe or a sharp-shooter shovel.
NCAT Soil Specialist Nina Prater takes you along as she gathers soil samples on the sustainable livestock operation she runs with her husband, Jeremy, in the Ozarks of Arkansas.
This workshop is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.