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  • Soil Testing for Home Lawns, Gardens and Wildlife Food Plots (C 896)

    Developing and maintaining productive soils begin with soil testing. Soils tests provide information on the soil's actual nutrient status. Test results are used to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth of lawn, garden, and other types of plants. Published on Oct 31, 2015.

  • Soil Salinity Testing, Data Interpretation and Recommendations (C 1019)

    The University of Georgia Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories offer soil salinity testing to help farmers and the general public diagnose and manage problems associated with soil salinity. By definition, a saline soil contains excess soluble salts that reduce the growth of most crops or ornamental plants. This publication discusses soil salinity testing, data interpretation and recommendations, specifically those pertaining to the University of Georgia. Published on Oct 31, 2015.

  • Determining Lime Requirement Using the Equilibrium Lime Buffer Capacity (C 874)

    Soil pH is an important chemical property because it influences the availability of soil nutrients for plant uptake, and it affects a crop's root system development. Soil pH also indicates whether lime is needed to correct toxicities caused by aluminum and manganese, or to increase calcium levels in the soil. A new method measures the buffering capacity directly. Published on Oct 31, 2015.

  • Calculating the Fertilizer Value of Broiler Litter (C 933)

    This publication gives a procedure to calculate the value of broiler litter based on prevailing retail selling prices of commercial fertilizers containing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Published on Oct 31, 2015.

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