Site Microbial Characterization

Soils were collected from sites for both microbial abundance and diversity studies

A total of 60 samples were taken : (4 sites * 5 plots/site * 3 samples/plot).

The sampling protocols and tests that will be conducted can be accessed here.

Samples were collected on the  9/19/2016, dried, processed and sent for PLFA analysis on 9/12/2016.  Processing was conducted by Peterson Brekke of El Reno, Oklahoma ARS.

Some pictures at the field.

Top soil collection using a soil auger 

Anaerobic Conditions limiting Nitrogen Availability

Area with Waterlogged Soybean