Originally Posted by Kiril
LOL, yes, that is a given. Tap water has a lot of buffers in it that can skew the measurement.
I agree with Natty Lawn, pH is only a slice of the soil info pie, but still an important one. It helps sell the idea of a complete soil test, including organic matter content, micros and all the other good stuff a full soil analysis provides. Unfortunately, I cannot do a full soil workup on the tailgate of my pickup.... yet!
I have found that educating clients and involving them as much as possible makes it easier for me to sell responsible applications of all types. But, I will not be pulled into another organic debate here in this forum.... and that was the bait Natty put out there. I'll pass.