Soil testing.

By: jojo, cierra, and shamel.

~ The purpose of taking soil samples is to determine the need for lime, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.


~ home owners should test their soil to figure out what their soil needs.


~ soil test let you know if you need potassium, phosphorus, lime or nitrogen.


~ take 10 to 15 small cores or slices from the large uniform area.


~ avoid unusual areas unless you want to get a sample of the unusual area only so that it can be treated(such as dead or yellow spots in lawns or field).


~ you send the box and information to Agronomic Divison Soil Test Lab in Raleigh for a free soil test


~ it's free


~ it allows adequate time to implement the laboratory recommendations in time for the crops to be planted