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Home Soil Testing: Using the Soil Test Report
Charles Mitchell
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Pages / Length: 2
Publication Date: 09/17/2012

If you have submitted a soil sample to the Auburn University Soil Testing Laboratory, this companion publication will help you interpret the test results and recommendations. Whether you receive a report in a graphics format or in table/text format (depending upon the number of samples and on the plants you are growing), this publication provides clear, detailed figures for interpreting the results. The report includes: your intended crop(s), the soil group your sample belongs to, soil pH, results/extractable nutrients, nutrient rating, lime and fertilizer recommendations, as well as comments specific to your crop.

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