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Soil Sample

Post by showme » Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:05 pm

How deep do you have to dig for a soil sample?



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Post by certherfbeef » Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:09 pm

SCfarms wrote:How deep do you have to dig for a soil sample?


Who ever is running the sample for you should give you the tool to do it with. Least they do here. Round tube the size of, say a half dollar. Bout 2 foot long? Turn it into the ground till the handle is 6 inches or so from the ground. Put the sample in a bag.
Be sure to take samples from several areas to be sure to get an accurate report.
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Post by showme » Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:21 pm

OK thanks

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Post by SPRINGER FARMS MURRAY GRE » Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:18 pm

For row crops the depth is 6 inches, for pasture 3 inches.When I did a soil test they did not give me a tool.Would have been nice if they had..... ;-) :cboy:
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Post by Stocker Steve » Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:28 pm

The standard recomendation is to sample to the plow depth - - because that is the zone in which you will be incorporating the fertilizer or the lime.

I plow deeper than the previous owner, so I get to do some extra rock picking and fertilizer spreading as a reward!
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