This course covers basic agronomic soil testing topics for agriculture professionals working in the state of Oregon. The course is meant for crop advisors, agronomists, soil laboratory managers and staff, farm managers, and consultants who are responsible for making decisions about soil testing.
You will learn about selecting a soil testing lab and OSU recommended soil tests. The lectures will help you learn about:
After completing this course, you should be able to to:
This program was developed by a team of experts including:
Amber Moore conducts applied research and develops nutrient and lime recommendations that improve nutrient use efficiency by large acreage crops grown in Oregon. The crops of primary focus are on grass grown for seed, cereals, and potatoes, with a secondary focus on minor crops (other seed crops, peppermint, forages, vegetables, berries, Christmas trees, etc.). Her research program is focused on developing soil fertility research efforts that are statistically sound and address current soil fertility needs in Oregon large acreage field crops. Research interests include fertilizer response, nitrogen mineralization, acidificaiton caused by nitrogen fertilizers, lime response, plant nutrient uptake, and soil nutrient dynamics.