2010 Agricultural Technology Contest

March 27, 2010




Contest Description and Rules:

Please direct questions to:

Dr. Don Taylor
Plant and Earth Science Department
University of Wisconsin-River Falls


The Soils Contest will consist of:

  • Written examination with questions on physical and chemical properties of soils, soil formation, soil classification, and general issues of the importance of soils in land use, soil and water conservation and environmental quality.
  • The examination will also include a "hands on" laboratory portion requiring identification of various soil textures, soil structure, soil colors using the Munsell color system, and soil horizons from soil samples in the laboratory.
  • In addition there will be a section of the examination testing the students understanding of a soil survey report, specifically knowing what information is in the survey and how it is used to make a variety of interpretations for soil management and land use.


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