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Fall soil sampling BMPs: Grid vs zone, timing, dry soil & more

farmer collecting soil samples in fall

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we’re talking about fall soil sampling. What do conditions look like around the state? Is there a best time to take soil samples in the fall? What should you watch out for when sampling dry fields? What should you keep in mind when using grid versus zone soil sampling?



  • Daniel Kaiser, Extension nutrient management specialist (St. Paul)
  • Brad Carlson, Extension educator (Mankato)
  • Lindsay Pease, Extension nutrient and water management specialist (Crookston)
  • Fabian Fernandez, Extension nutrient management specialist (St. Paul)

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