6 Steps to Soil Interpretation - ATP Academy

Course Description

We are fortunate to have Elston Solberg lead this analytical course on the 6 Step Soil Interpretation Process.  Elston is the Founder and President of Earth, Dirt and Soil.  Elston holds a M. Sc in Soils (Elemental Sulphur Fertilizer, U of A) and his work experience includes over 17 years with Alberta Ag as part of their Research and Extension group as well as President of AgriTrend Agrology where he provided agronomic leadership to crop consultants on crop production, soil science and nutrient management.  

Elston shares his 6 Steps on how to translate analytical data into a fertility recommendation.  Elston reviews the NutriScan report and how different attention levels and values are utilized to make a recommendation.  

Course Details

Time: 52 mins of video + quiz

Quiz: 12 questions

CEU Credit: 1.0 Soil and Water *

* CEU credits will be submitted on your behalf upon the completion of the course. This process can take up to 30 days to appear in your account. If you have any issues please contact ATP at [email protected]

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Course Instructor

Elston Solberg - MSc, PAg

Elston grew up on a dairy farm near Ryley Alberta where he learned about hard work and tenacity. Hockey, baseball and fishing were key to his youth. He knew early in life that science was his career focus.

He attended Camrose Lutheran College and later completed his B. Sc. in Agriculture (Agronomy, U of A) and an M. Sc. in Soils (Elemental Sulphur Fertilizer, U of A). While doing his masters he worked full time as a research associate with mentor Dr. Marvin Nyborg and continued working on many practical research projects for 8 years full time and 7 part-time after leaving to join Alberta Agriculture to work in research and extension for 17 years.

During all this Elston moved back to his home town and served on Village Council for 9 years (8 as Mayor), he was Chair of Beaver Regional Waste Management and Chair of the Joint Councils of Beaver County. Amongst this mess, Elston attempted to complete a Ph. D. on a project involving a detailed understanding of N cycling. While the thesis was not completed, all the data was published adding to a still growing body of scientific and popular press. In 2002, Elston left his position as Lead of the Field Crop Development Center (Alberta Agriculture) and started Sun Mountain Inc. and began his affiliation with Agri-Trend. Elston has travelled extensively and has trained people on every continent (except Antarctica) on various facets of crop production, soil science and nutrient management. He has recently established a speaking, teaching, training and publishing company called EarthDirtSoil.