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Saturday, January 12 View Page
Soil pH (1:1, H2O) 4.7 Buffered pH (Mod. Mehlich) 5.8 Est. Cation Exch. Capacity 11.1 (cmole+/100g) Exch. Acidity (meq/100g) 9.1 Element ppm Soil Range Boron (B) 0.0 0.1 - 2.0 Copper (Cu) 0.1 0.3 - 0.8 Iron (Fe) 9.5 1.0 - 40.0 Manganese (Mn) 3.6 3.0 - 20.0 Zinc (Zn) 1.1 0.1 - 70.0 Sulfur (S) 14.3 10 - 100 Aluminum (Al) 162.6 10 - 300 Est. Total Lead (Pb) low Base Saturation % Suggested Potassium 1 2.0 - 7.0 Magnesium 5 10 - 30 Calcium 13 40 - 50
Saturday, January 12 View Page
In my previous entry I posted my soil test results on the new patch. I tried to cut and paste it. It didn't work as well as I had hoped and it is a bit confusing to look at. For example when looking at a specific element it will show something like this. Iron 9.5 1-40 . The first number is the result from my soil test, The next two numbers show the ideal soil range according to the lab. SO in this example, the iron tested at 9.5 and the lab states that the ideal range for growing is between one and 40. In a nutshell my soil test results were pretty bad. This is what happens to neglected field soil over time around here. I will need to add lots of lime to get the pH right. Getting the soil right is a big investment. It is like a down payment. The nice thing about it is that it will pay for itself over time.


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