Absolute fertility values for manure are challenging to develop without a laboratory analysis due to the many variable conditions involved. Certainly the fertilizer value of manure increases as fertilizer cost increases, but beyond that, there is an unmeasured value to the soil in better tilth and moisture holding capacities.
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Tim Mundorf, CPAg walks you through taking a grid soil sample. Tools you will need for sampling: Grid Sampling Software Plastic 5-gallon bucket Soil Probe – marked for appropriate depth for consistency Midwest Labs soil sample bags Sharpie or another permanent marker Questions about soil sampling? Contact client services at 402.334.7770 or contact your accountREAD MORE
A soil's buffer index measures how much reserve acidity is present and qualifies acidic soil pH's by determining how much lime material to apply.READ MORE
Soil Sulfur levels can be affected by differences in soil texture, irrigation water, types of irrigation, soil drainage, sodium levels, and history of sulfur fertilization.READ MORE