2024 Alberta Soils Tour

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ASSW 2024 Soils Tour

The Alberta Soils Tour (AST) is held biannually to facilitate regional interaction among professionals, students, and enthusiasts in soil science and related fields. The tour provides hands-on field opportunities for professional development, learning, and collaboration. Typically, 40 to 100 attendees gather for a 2- or 3-day program that consists of investigating sites representing a range of different soils, as well as abundant networking opportunities.

The AST and the Alberta Soil Science Workshop (ASSW) were born the same year (1962) under the umbrella of the Alberta Advisory Fertilizer Committee. The two events went hand by hand for the last 61 years, but the role of ASSW in AST evolved with time. From 1962 to 1988, both were organized by the Alberta Soil Advisory Committee (ASAC). In 1989, the ASAC was abolished and the initiative was held by volunteers. Between 1990 and 2013, ASSW sponsored the AST, which was organized by a group of enthusiasts. In 2017, ASSW adopted the AST, taking the responsibility to organize a volunteer-led tour every two years.

After organizing two successful tours associated with the 2022 joint conference of the Canadian Society of Soil Science and the ASSW (CSSS-ASSW), the AST will return in May 2024. We are planning a 2-day tour between Edmonton and the Bonnyville / Cold Lake area at the end of May 2024. Tour leaders for the trip will be Elise Neumann and Jeff Battigelli. Registration will open toward the end of 2023. .Please check back for updates. .

ASSW 2022 Soils Tour Photos