Originally Posted by dallen
You need to follow that question up with "what do you do with the information?" Having all these numbers won't do you, or your customers, one bit of good unless you have a way to use them.
I appreciate the advice but how do you have any idea that I wouldn't know what to do with the info. By your response it sure sounds like you think I'm an idiot, yet you have no idea who I am or what I know. And on top of that I wouldn't ask that of him even if I didn't know. I would do the research on my own and if I had any specific questions about it after I had learned what I could, then I might ask him. Simply asking mudstopper what tests he gets only requires a relatively short answer, asking what to do with that info would require a much more detailed, in-depth response which I'm not about to ask of him. This is an amazing site to gain knowledge from those with more experience, especially for newbies, however I also think one needs to do a little research on their own on the subject of their inquiry before looking for a "free ride" from someone who has gained all their knowledge through hard work and experience. Just my opinion though, and the way I prefer to do things. Basically I was only looking to see what tests he gets done other than your basic soil test which offers testing for Organic matter,P,K,Mg,Ca,Na,ammonium acetate,pH,aluminum,saturation of cation elements including sodium, calculated C.E.C saturation %P,%K/mg ratio. I can also get Bioassay,Biodiversity,nematode analysis, etc. I just wondered if he got any of these other tests done ever and if he found them to be of a great benefit and worth the money or more a waste of money and could do without. So please dallen, do not treat me like an idiot and tell me what questions I should ask, if you have something productive to tell me, by all means, but I take nothing from your comment other than being slightly offended. I am new to organic lawn care and am just getting into it, but I have spent a lot of time on learning about it and I do know a little bit.