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How Can We Pull a Soil Sample for Meaningful Results?

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Date May 19, 2021
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific
Location Webinar
Registration Required Yes

The Nitty Gritty on California Soils: How Can We Pull a Soil Sample for Meaningful Results?

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific time


​In this presentation, Jessica Chiartas of UC Davis will zero in on how to handle the sample, what to test for, how to get a representative sample year to year, and more. We will talk about different types of sampling and consider what you are trying to demonstrate in your system in order to match the measuring to what you are hoping to understand.

Jessica Chiartas is a PhD. candidate in Soils & Biogeochemistry at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on the long-term impacts of agriculture on soil carbon and overall soil health with a unique focus on carbon at depth.

​You can register here​.


This is the third in a four-part series on California soils hosted by the California Farm Demonstration Network  (CDFA). The series will feature four speakers, each with extensive knowledge of California soils through the lens of farming and agriculture. Speakers will be covering various topics, including composting, orchard recycling, soil sampling, testing for microbial dynamics, and more.

CDFA was formed as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), University of California, Davis (UCD), and University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR).