MidwestLabsSamplingThe cold blast we experienced in November is gone and now many growers are going back to their land to pull samples for analysis.

If you need a gentle reminder of how important it is to understand the makeup of your soil, check out this article from HoosierAg that was released a few weeks ago, “Soil Sampling Can Help with 2015 Yields”  by Kayla McLeland,

I still think there is some fear and trepidation when it comes to soil sampling and soil testing. I believe most of this fear is experienced by not understanding the initial process of pulling a soil sample. There are many companies that can pull samples for you, but if you want to try it yourself, I would enourage you to read the following publication on soil sampling.

The second fear is understanding the report. I would suggest a couple of publications noted below. These, easy-to-read  manuals will help you understand the value that soil testing can bring to you.

Finally, if you want to see the process in action, check out this video from the University of Kentucky. It does a great job of explaining the whole process.