The effects of Soil Profile Rebuilding have been carefully evaluated during more than seven years of field research. The process was developed by a Virginia Tech research group led by Dr. Susan Day. Many people contributed to the creation of this specification and the evolution of the research including: Yujuan Chen, W. Lee Daniels, Roger Harris, Rachel Layman, Bill Mauzy, David, Mitchell, Kevin McGuire, Kaj Rolf, Brian Strahm, Abbey Wick, and P. Eric Wiseman.
Additional support was provided by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Research.
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