Intro to Soil Science Training Session 1 Slides
Presented By: Landon Darilek, Ph.D.
Event: Intro to Soils Training
This 1/2 day training gave a broad overview and introduction to some basic soil characteristics: phases (solid, liquid, gas), texture, density, structure, reaction (pH), plant-water relationships, organic matter, and nutrients.
After some classroom discussion we went head out to into the ECHO Farm where we looked at soil profiles with different soil horizons to point out textural, color, density, and structural differences. Participants practiced determining soil texture by feel.