Soil Characterization Lab

Small cups being used for soil testing


The TAMU Characterization Lab functions as an integral support facility for faculty, graduate students and the Texas Soil Survey Program.


Larry Redmon
Professor and AgriLife Extension Specialist
Address: Heep Center, Room 434
370 Olsen Blvd.
College Station, TX 77843

There is an ever-increasing recognition in Texas and nationally that soil is a basic non-renewable resource of critical importance to the economy and well being of society. Awareness of this resource has enhanced the urgency for increased analytical data to document important physical and chemical properties of soils so they can be more accurately inventoried, classified and managed.

The intended audience includes researchers, extension specialists, educators and service personnel with expertise in soil resources. This data will provide baseline soils information for those personnel conducting soil surveys, interpreting the behavior and management of soils and utilizing these resources for agriculture, ranching, forestry, residential development, road construction and waste disposal.

This database starts with the most recent pedons analyzed and will include older data as it is translated from an earlier computer format. New data will be added to this list as soils are analyzed and the results verified.

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