[NAFEX] soil testing
O'Barr, R. D.
topgun at otelco.net
Fri Dec 30 13:12:42 EST 2005
Try 3 soil tests so that if one result looks way off you can compare with
the other two.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Olenio" <tolenio at sentex.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] soil testing
> Hi Jim,
> When dealing with 1-1/2 acre how many soil tests do you do?
> On a more modern, commercial farm many soil samples would be taken in a
> grid format, the soil test results fed into an onboard tractor computer,
> and a GPS system would guide the tractor through the tested area, blending
> fertilizer specific for each grid point, as per the soil test results.
> What is optimal soil testing for the rest of us?
> On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 08:05:45 -0600, Jim Fruth <jfruth at uslink.net> wrote:
> > Mike,
> > Since I earn my livelihood off only 1-1/2 acre, I double-crop
> > everything
> > and have yet to observe any detrimental effects. One word of caution
> > though: before double-cropping, be sure your soil fertility level is
> > always
> > up to 'snuff.' I have a soil analysis done every year.
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