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Pedology Laboratory

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Room 145
Phone: (208) 885-7554
Fax: (208) 885-7760

Mailing Address:
Pedology Laboratory
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, ID 83844-2339

Pedology Laboratory

The Pedology Laboratory at the University of Idaho is housed in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences. The Laboratory was started in 1960 by Dr. Maynard A. Fosberg, Emeritus Professor of Soil Science, to help better understand Idaho's soil resources. In 1990, Dr. Paul A. McDaniel joined the faculty as the Lab's principal investigator. Current research focuses on the environmental factors and processes that form soils and ultimately influence their use and management. In addition to on-going research, the Laboratory maintains an extensive database of the chemical, physical, and mineralogical properties of over 5000 pedons that have been analyzed.

Featured Monolith- Threebear, Idaho's State Soil