[nafex] soil testing

victoria l. caron vicaron at gis.net
Sat Nov 3 09:36:10 EST 2001


I do all my soil testing through the local Cooperative Extension of the University. The applications are designed to take all aspects of
past/present/and future uses into consideration.
One important thing to remember about clay soil and calcium is that because the soil particles are so much smaller than in more porous soils, it
takes a lot more calcium to make adjustments. Then there is the problem of incorporating the amendments since drainage is not optimum. Ideally, I try
to amend this type of soil at least one year ahead of planting. I'm stuck with it too!
vic NH zone 3

del stubbs wrote:

> Thanks to someone on this newsgroup learned of and then got hold of a copy
> of 'hands on agronomy' through inter-library loan. They finally called and I
> rushed it back in, forgetting to get Neal Kinsey's soil testing address.
>
> My first concern is determining whether to use gyspum or other form of
> calcium to start breaking up this clay soil my fledging orchard is in,
> then worry about other fertility issues.
>
> Anyone got the address?
> Anyone got a plus or minus reccommendation on the service?
> Or an alternative testing service to reccommend? Thanks, Mn. Del
>
> _________________________________________________________________
> Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp
>
> ------------------LIST GUIDELINES----------------------
>
> 1) Please sign your posting.  Include climate and location information if relevent.
> 2) Attached files will be stripped from your messages.  Post attachments on the www.YahooGroups.com website.
> 3) To unsubscribe send a BLANK message to
>         nafex-unsubscribe at yahoogroups.com
> 4) Include only pertinent comments/questions when replying to a posting and NOT the entire message (especially if the initial posting was large).
>
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/


------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~-->
Universal Inkjet Refill Kit $29.95
Refill any ink cartridge for less!
Includes black and color ink.
http://us.click.yahoo.com/E11sED/MkNDAA/ySSFAA/VAOolB/TM
---------------------------------------------------------------------~->





------------------LIST GUIDELINES----------------------

1) Please sign your posting.  Include climate and location information if relevent.
2) Attached files will be stripped from your messages.  Post attachments on the www.YahooGroups.com website.
3) To unsubscribe send a BLANK message to 
        nafex-unsubscribe at yahoogroups.com
4) Include only pertinent comments/questions when replying to a posting and NOT the entire message (especially if the initial posting was large). 

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 





More information about the nafex mailing list