This Research and Extension Group started when Luke Gatiboni joined NC State University in July 2019. Previously, from July 2004 to June 2019, Luke was a faculty member at Santa Catarina State University, Brazil. His program focuses on soil fertility tools to maximize yields and profitability while minimizing nutrient losses. The extension and applied research program will be used to develop and refine soil test-based nutrient and lime recommendations. Luke is an enthusiast of Soil Fertility and loves to share his excitement with students, colleagues, farmers, and stakeholders.