Soil TestingA soil profile starts with soil testing combined with a yield map to see the difference in nutrients between the higher performing areas and the lower areas.

Fall or Spring soil testing? – The main key here is to be consistent with respect to your soil sampling and soil testing. Also, you can consider soil sampling every couple of years.

NEW for 2014 – Also, consider getting a SOIL HEALTH TEST – This particular test can give you and in depth profile of your soil and shed some light on how you can improve your soil moving forward.

Also, many growers are still looking at one more winter fertilizer application. With soil analysis information, a grower will be able to know what type of fertilizer application is needed.

The video is a good reminder of the importance of soil testing.

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