Why Farmers in Western Canada Use or Don’t Use Soil Sampling as Part of Their Nutrient Management Planning


Background and Objectives: This project is being done to survey a random set of farmers within western Canada, conducted by students at Olds College, Olds, AB. It will be the major project portion of the Principles of Soils and Crop Nutrition course (AGN 2640), taught by Mr. Jack Payne, the agronomy instructor at Olds College. Read more

Year of initiation:2015
Year of completion:2015

Interpretive Summary


The sampling and analysis of soils from fields is one of the most useful tools available to monitor nutrient availability on farms. However, not all farmers make use of this technology.

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Project Description

Project Leader

Jack Payne, Olds Colleg

Project Cooperators


IPNI Staff

T. Jensen


Americas \ Northern America \ CAN \ Alberta


education, soil analysis and sampling