Pasture soil health knowledge survey
Thanks to a 2016-2017 Professional Development Program (PDP) grant from North Central Region SARE, Grassworks, Inc and Wisconsin's RC&D's are working at the statewide and local levels to bring together local learning teams of agency staff, grazing network coordinators, and livestock farmers for mutual education on managing cropland and pasture for improved soil health.

We want your input on what types of learning about pasture soil health you currently use so we can improve our curriculum. We also want to know what resources you would share with other agency staff and farmers so we can promote them widely.

The survey has two pages: the first page should take about 1 minute; the second page should take 5-10 minutes.

How confident are you with these areas of pasture soil health knowledge?
Rank each aspect from 1 (least confident) to 6 (most confident). You can use each rank number more than once.
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Soil quality (non-living aspects)
Soil biology
Pasture ecology
Grazing management
Systems thinking
Educational tools/tests
How confident are you with using these tools/tests?
Rank each aspect from 1 (least confident) to 6 (most confident). You can use each rank number more than once.
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Shovel / spade
Soil probe
Soil test results: pH, OM, nutrient analysis
STIR
RUSLE2 / SnapPlus
Soil penetrometer / surface hardness
Soil bulk density
Infiltrometer
Available water capacity
Wet aggregate stability
Thermometer
Haney (active soil C and N)
Solvita (microbial respiration)
Agar plate
PLFA (microbiological community composition)
qPCR / genotyping
Refractometer / brix meter
Munsell Color Chart
Rainfall simulator
Soil pit / soil profile
Grazing stick / plate meter
Root pathogen pressure
Plant species identification
Are there any pasture soil health tools that you would like to become more confident with?
Your answer
How often do you use these pasture soil health resources?
Rank each resource from 1 (not used) to 5 (most used). You can use each rank number more than once.
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USDA Soil Health Fact Sheets
Unlock the Secrets of Soil Health Videos (USDA)
Materials from Intro to Soil Health training (UW Extension/Kevin Erb)
Cornell Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) publications
On Pasture (website) articles
UW Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural System (CIAS) publications
Youtube videos
Burley County North Dakota NRCS
A National Sustainable Agriculture Assistance (ATTRA) publications
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota fact sheets
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Other
What are your favorite resources about pasture soil health?
Be as specific as possible. For example, please share website addresses, if possible.
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