soil test questions

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by LawnCrazy, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. LawnCrazy

    LawnCrazy LawnSite Member
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    I recently sent off some soil samples to the state agronmics division.I got them back today but I have no idea what they mean can anyone help me. Thanks in advance for any help.I have attached the results and what all the abbreviations mean.
     

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  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
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    PH of 4.8 suprising where you live

    did they give you the decoder ring to be able to understand it? the Ca to Mg ratio stands out for a lawn

    The Ph of 6.2 (compared to the 4.8) at the bottom is a little different

    Call them, ask is it 4.8 or 6.2

    I need a decoder ring for that one
     
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. dtally

    dtally LawnSite Member
    Male, from Rock Hill, SC
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    Since we are on soil test, I have one I need a little help on as well. It seems to me the numbers are all over the place, and I am not sure what to do. I have been researching on the Internet, but this may be faster.
     

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  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    lawn, the cec is low the ca mg is off, the potassium is low and what happened to the PH:cry:

    dtally, calcium potassium and some OM.

    soft rock phosphate, oyster shells(crushed) and compost.....a little char and lime wont hurt...
     
  7. dtally

    dtally LawnSite Member
    Male, from Rock Hill, SC
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    I thought I was the only night owl. Thanks
     
  8. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    got almost 2000 gallons of tea on now. I sit on it like a mother hen till its done
     
  9. LawnCrazy

    LawnCrazy LawnSite Member
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    ICT bill the top number for Ph is for the samples out of my frint yard and bottom is for my back
     
  10. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
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    LawnCrazy:
    What part of Greenville are you in? My wife and I were through there last week (during vacation) to visit some of my daughter's friends. They live in a new development in Winterville. From what I could see, its the same old contractor's practice of removing topsoil from the site and just using fill around the new homes. This would almost guarentee poor results in your soil tests.
     

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