We depend on soils to grow our food, but they also support the natural systems that we count on to produce forest and wildlife resources. Soils impact forestland productivity, and can determine if certain plants and animals grow and thrive. So why don’t we think much about them? When managing forests, it is important to know your soils. This video demonstrates how to have your soil tested and why it is worth your time.
To learn more about Soil Samples check out the Alabama Extension publications found at this links Submitting Samples for Soil Testing.
For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife agent serving your county.
This video first appeared as a part of Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series on the Buckmasters television show.