What is a soil test?
Profitable farming is not possible without soil testing.
A soil test is a process by which nutrients are chemically removed from the soil and measured for their plant available content within the sample. The quantity of available nutrients in the sample determines the type and amount of fertilizers needed for a particular crop. A soil test also measures pH and the amount of acidity within the soil to determine if lime is needed and how much should be applied.
The objective of a soil test is to advise farmers on which type of fertilizer or soil correction inputs they need to purchase, and how many bags of each.
Soil testing saves farmers money and improve yields as the right inputs are applied to the soil. Soil testing eliminates guesswork from farming.