How to Read Your Soils Report

Elizabeth Guertal, Ph.D.

Knowing more about the soil on your golf course may help you manage your turf and ornamentals more effectively. Understanding the details on the soils report you’ve received from the lab may not be as simple as it sounds. Learn more about how to correctly read your soils report during this 90-minute webcast with Beth Guertal, Ph.D., who shows examples of various documents and provides key details on how to use that information on your golf course.

Original presentation date: March 16, 2016

About the instructor

Beth Guertal, Ph.D.Elizabeth Guertal, Ph.D., is a professor at Auburn University. She earned her B.S. and M.S. from The Ohio State University and her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. Guertal's research interests and areas of focus include soil fertility, turfgrass management and the flux of fertilizer nutrients in the turfgrass environment. Her university appointment includes 50% teaching and 50% research. Guertal's excellence in the turf industry has been well-documented through numerous awards she has received, including Outstanding Instructor in the Dept. of Agronomy and Soils at Auburn University, the Novartis Award in Agronomy for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Research from the American Society of Agronomy and a Fulbright Fellowship from the University of Mauritius. In addition to her university responsibilities, Guertal has served as Elected Chair for Division C-5 of the Crop Science Society of America and as Technical and Associate Editor for the journal Crop Science. She is a Fellow of the Crop Science Society, the Soil Science Society, and the American Society of Agronomy. Guertal has also taught various turfgrass and educational subjects in Cuba, Argentina, Spain, England, Mauritius, China, New Zealand and Canada. She has been a GCSAA faculty member since 2001 teaching at the education conference as well as numerous webcasts.


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