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How to Take a Soil Sample

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Why do you need to take a soil sample? How do you take a good soil sample? How often do you need to sample?

Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., senior soils and crops consultant with the Noble Research Institute, answers all these questions and demonstrates how to take a soil sample that will yield useful information from your soils laboratory.

Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., previously served as a senior soils and crops consultant at Noble Research Institute, from 2000-2021. His bachelor’s degree is from Louisiana Tech University and his master’s degree and doctorate are from Louisiana State University. Before coming to Noble Research Institute, he worked at Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University as state extension soil specialist.