Today started much cooler and foggier than the last two. ISU provided 4 pits within the grounds of the Field Extension and Education Laboratory (FEEL), west of Des Moines. These pits gave the students an excellent opportunity to examine a Udoll-Aquoll catena. We began with 2 Hapludolls:
|Hapludoll - Backslope, ISU FEEL property.|
|Endoaquoll - Floodplain, ISU FEEL property|
|Kalei Holt and Jeff Tanaka discuss texture estimates.|
|Muhamed Ibrahim and Kat LaBine discuss morphology|
and horizon nomenclature.
We are expecting to be working in rain tomorrow and on the competition day, so we described an additional pit as a team at the Lost Lake Farm (owned by the Dietzel Family), an Argiudoll on a summit position.
|Argiduoll - Summit, Lost Lake Farm|
The team ended the day with a Q&A session with Gladdie about Tanzanian soils and agriculture.
|Assistant Coach Ms. Gladness Brush (Left) fields questions from|
students about Tanzanian soils and agriculture.