What is CEC and how is it important in soil sampling?
The CEC(Cation Exchange Capacity) of the soil is the ability of soil to absorb and exchange cations such as Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, NH4+, H, Na, or K.
When sampling fields we found that having the CEC will be the most helpful when defining our zones of moisture/ soil types.
What is Organic Matter and how is it important in soil sampling?
Organic Matter or OM is plant and animal waste that has built up on the earths surface.
This is one of the most important sources of fertility in agriculture.
The reason we want the OM of your soil is important in helping us create a more efficient and sustainable farming practice.