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Old 01-10-2008, 11:52 PM
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Hello Group ,

My soil analysis came back today .... interesting stuff . here goes :

ph 5
smp 4.7
ss 0.11
om 10.4 ( % )
p 1
k 581
ca 4.5
mg 2.2
n03 12
nh4 20
s 26.9
b 0.1
zn 0.1
mn 54
cu 0.1
fe 15
tb 8.2

I called the Dale at Agri-check and spoke with him for nearly an hour ... I'll summarize .

His main concern was my almost non-existant phosphorus (p) . He says that 30 to 60 ppm is what I want .. I have 1 ppm . Without me bring it up , he says " I'll guarantee you that this grass has very shallow roots and is very sensitive to dry conditions ... it's a wonder it didn't just die " ... I guess my aggressive watering last year saved me (?) .

My PH is low , but his recommendation is to first get my P levels adjusted properly .

He said that my organic matter at 10.4 % appears artificially high ... did I add something ? I explained that this was basically forest soil before I created the ballfield . He said that this level will drop over time .

My intent is to get some P on the field asap .

I'm sure it is very obvious that I desperately need guidance ... THANK YOU to all who have responded !!

Am I going in the right direction ??

J.D.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:42 AM
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I would help if we knew what soil series your dealing with. Can you look it up on the following site and print out a pdf report of the physical soil properties and post it, or you can PM me your exact location and I can do it for you.

http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/a...oilSurvey.aspx

Also, some pictures would be cool.

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Old 01-11-2008, 03:27 AM
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Hello ,

My location is 2 miles North of Lincoln City Oregon and approx. 1 mile from the ocean .

I'm nervous about sending this picture , as I've never attempted such a thing . Fingers crossed !!

J.D.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:33 AM
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It worked !!

The grass in this pic was approx 14 weeks old , and I was watering it aggresively every day .

J.D.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:41 AM
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Am I close? The AOI is the triangle and is located North-West of Devils Lake.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:06 PM
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Hello ,

Yes ... you found me !! At the top of the photo you will see " clancy rd " ... my place is almost exactly under those letters . I am NW of Devils Lake .

Thx !! J.D.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:40 PM
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OK, Pick your soil series. Based on your pics, I'm thinking it is the 64C.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:06 PM
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Here is the soil report for the AOI I just posted. I included all the reports I thought you might be interested in. Read it and let us know when your finished.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:25 PM
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Hi ,

I've been trying to figure out how to ' attach ' my findings from the site that you provided ... I failed . >

The map that you show is actually about 100 yds . North of my place . Very nearly identical terrain , so I'll bet that any analysis of one would apply to the other ( hopefully ) .

I'll do some readin' .

Thx !! J.D.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:47 PM
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Based on your soil test, I'm betting your sitting on 64C—Winema-Fendall, in particular the Winema minor. I'm basing this on your measured pH and SOM %.

So I'm also going to assume the soil your sitting on is representative of the 0-18 inch depth (eg. you didn't bring in any soil)
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