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Research Project: Analysis of Soil Biological Activity

Location: Plant Science Research

Project Number: 6070-11000-010-14-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2016
End Date: Aug 31, 2021

Objective:
Conduct analyses of soil microbial biomass and mineralizable carbon and nitrogen in multiple experiments. This objective will help fulfill our research needs to develop improved nitrogen fertilizer recommendations for forages and other crops.

Approach:
Soil processing and biological analytical techniques will be employed to obtain estimates of soil health and potential nitrogen supply. Methods developed in our lab will be continuously updated.