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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.

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Jordan Graves is an Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Regional Extension Agent located in Lee County. He helps Alabama’s citizens make informed forestry and wildlife land management decisions through site visits, workshops, and electronic media.

To learn more about Soil Samples check out the Alabama Extension publications found at this links Submitting Samples for Soil Testing.

This video first appeared as a part of Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series on the Buckmasters television show.

 

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