Fisheries and Land Resources

Forestry and Agrifoods

How to Take a Soil Sample

Soil testing is any chemical or physical measurement that is done on soil. Soil fertility is the potential of a soil in terms of the amount and availability of elements and nutrients necessary for plant growth and development, a soil fertility program is very important to establish.

How to Take a Soil Sample

Providing satisfactory recommendations based upon tested soil depends upon three factors:

  • Representative sampling
  • Accurate analysis
  • Proper interpretation of the analytical results

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