Review and Revision: Jason Clark
Original Publication: 2006 - R. Gelderman, J. Gerwing, and K. Reitsma
Soil testing is your best way to evaluate the fertility status of a field or of areas within a field. When you send a sample off to the laboratory for plant-available nutrient analysis, a good soil sample that adequately represents your field or area gives you good results. A poor sample will only lead to an analysis of limited value and be a waste of your time and money.
For information regarding nearby soil testing labs see: Soil Testing Labs