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Obviously, this is a tedious task to do in the field and unfortunately, it is often unclear whether proper mixing is done. Preferably, samples should be stored separately and bulking should be done in the laboratory after they have been air-dried and sieved. A disadvantage of bulking the samples in a plot is that it does not allow for the calculation of the standard deviation or CV values. In an effort to assess the precision of the variables measured by bulking forest floor samples, Carter and Lowe (1986) compared the mean nutrient contents weighted by depth and bulk density using the 15 sampling points within a plot to the values obtained from analyzing a single sample obtained by bulking these 15 samples (as a function of depth and bulk density).
However, if the soil nutrient of interest is expected to be stratified by depth, as with water-soluble highly mobile nutrients, then additional sampling increments would help ensure accurate recommendations. If organic matter and=or pH measurements are of importance (particularly when evaluating potential herbicide residue carryover) then a 0 to 15 cm (000 –600 ) sample should be taken. G. 2007 5:52pm Compositor Name: BMani 12 Soil Sampling and Methods of Analysis To ensure that a uniform volume of soil is taken through the full depth of each sampling increment samples should be collected using soil probes and augers designed for this purpose.
The forest floor: lateral variability as revealed by systematic sampling. Canada. Can. J. Soil Sci. 64: 423–437. H. Jr. 1995. Compaction and rutting during harvesting affect better drained soils more than poorly drained soils on wet pine flats. South. J. Appl. Forest 19: 72–77. A case study with Norway spruce. Can. J. Forest Res. 34: 560–572. D. J. 2002. Forest harvesting impacts on soil properties and vegetation communities in the Northwest Territories. Can. J. Forest Res. 32: 713–724. W. L. 1986.
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