Soils sustain life on earth. Soils play a critical role in food production, environmental, and water management issues. This video features several soil scientists explaining the importance of soils.
Bob Shaffer is an agronomist who consults for Napa and Sonoma county vineyards. Through scientific soil analysis, he is able to determine what is deficient in the soil and bring it back to balance through sustainable farming practices such as composting.
Interested in becoming a plant scientist? Watch this video to learn what a soil and plant scientist career is really like.