The soil health assessment is comprised of three components. The first is a soil analysis that will address the chemical aspects of the soil. The second component is the Solvita 1-day CO2C test. The third component is commonly called the Haney test. Based on these three components we are able to determine additional nitrogen that is available in your soil that may be credited towards your fertility program.
We’ve compiled here a list of tests that might interest you based on your specific search.
We’ve compiled here a list of resources that might interest you based on your specific search.
Midwest Laboratories offers the Haney analysis in our Soil Health packages. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering incentives for this method of soil health testing through a Conservation Security Program in some states.READ MORE
Organic soils have some specific micronutrient problems, but with testing and more specific information about your sample(s), Midwest Laboratories will assist you in further interpretation.READ MORE
Taking soil samples can be made easier by lubrication of the probe, especially for wet soils and high clay content soils. The soil can stick to the probe and stop the soil from being released from the probe or make it difficult for the probe to take up soil in the first place. The result of which is a poor sample being taken that does not represent the intended depth from compressing the soil down instead of sliding up into the probe. Research studies performed at different universities have shown no significant effect on soil sample data for macro and micronutrients from lubricating soil probes with WD-40 or cooking spray. Additional investigation performed by Midwest Labs agrees with this.READ MORE