2Activities Performed by Citizen Science Group
Collect soil samples twice during the growing season and once during the non-growing season
Evaluate crop development
Collect rainfall data for their fields
Measure soil activity with CO2 sensors monthly
Monitor soil nutrient availability with ion-exchange resins (rather than snapshots, these resins provide a measure of nutrient availability over an extended time.
Activities Performed by TTU Group
Monitor soil temperature and moisture.
Measure soil organic matter and soil nutrients
Measure microbial biomass carbon
Evaluate easily used soil carbon
Send reports of data to citizen science group
Establish website onto which information from project and questions is available to growers.
Coordinate year-end meeting to evaluate data collect and trouble-shoot with growers