Examination of soil conditions and approaches to rational use of adjacent territories of Kojori-Samadlo motor road

With initiative of Georgian Society of Soil Science and Michail Sabashvili Institute of Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Melioration on the basis of Agricultural University of Georgia within competition of Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation of Georgia “Science Begins from School – Research with Participation of Schoolchildren” project “Examination of soil conditions and approaches to rational use of adjacent territories of Kojori-Samadlo motor road” has been conducted.

Under the project there was three stages of work. First of all, the schoolchildren were presented project targets and working schedule, field works were planned and implemented.

After examination of the research area and taking soil samples, laboratory analyses were conducted. The pupils did soil analysis and were acknowledged to working principles and specifications in the university and soil laboratory. At the same time review of special literature was done.

After getting results of analysis and review of literature, the soil map of the research area was prepared and approaches of rational use of roadsides was worked out. In the final stage the participants have presented final results and the map.

During the project participants celebrated The World Soil Day and the ecoclub “The Lone Earth” was founded.