Perceptions of Soil Health
The following survey questions were given to grower volunteers during the Small Fruit Conference in Lynden, WA in both 2015 and 2016.
The survey was administered by presenting each question via PowerPoint. Participants were each given a clicker and responded anonymously to each question by pressing a button. Responses were collected wirelessly through a receiver.
Prior to answering the survey questions on soil quality, the survey respondents were given a definition of soil quality. The definition of soil quality that was provided was “the capacity of the soil to function” including both biotic and abiotic factors (Karlen et al., 1997).