It is that time of year when farmers are placing their orders for soil sampling with fertilizer retailers and professional agronomists. When you decide to soil test it is essential that you request the proper depths and analysis of those depths in order to make the right fertilizing decisions. Many producers fall into the trap of relying on the average of a given depth and not looking at the data of given depths individually.
Ross McKenzie discussed with me the importance of getting the proper soil testing depths based on the nutrients you are testing for and not just relying on the average of a 24″ core.
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