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Reading And Interpreting a Soil Test

September 14, 2020 | By Rupp Seeds

Screen shot image of SeedSCOOP publication discussing how to read and interpret a soil test.

Soil testing is used to assess what soil nutrients are present or may be needed for optimum plant growth and yield potential. Due to variability in soil, lab analysis, and reporting, guidelines specific to your region may exist. A local agronomist or extension specialist can provide information specific to your area. The results from a soil test list the concentration of each measured nutrient, an interpretation value (low, optimum, and high), and recommendations for amendments or nutrient application.

Interpreting your soil test is key to making the necessary fertility adjustments to your fields. Learn how in this issue of SeedScoop.

Reading And Interpreting a Soil Test