Alberta Benchmark Site Selection and Sampling Protocols

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The purpose of the AESA Soil Quality Resource Monitoring Program is to monitor soil quality and develop projects to help understand and conserve soil quality in Alberta. The program has established a 42 site benchmark program to monitor soil quality throughout the province and to use as a validation set for modeling efforts. At these sites, factors such as yield of grain or forage, soil fertility and bulk density are sampled and measured annually. This report documents the selection of the benchmark sites and the annual soil and plant sampling procedures.
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This information published to the web on April 28, 2004.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 15, 2018.