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soil test result

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by mrkosar, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 664

    I am confused about a result i got back. it says the soil has a ph of 7.7, but the buffer is NA. I thought once you get about 7.5 or more you should add sulfur to lower the ph? also, the soil is high in calcium 82%, slightly low in organic matter 2.5, and slighly low in potassium 1.44%. how much sulfur should be added if any, why hasn't the lab told me this, and should i worry about the calcium being so high?
  2. Microbe

    Microbe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 172

    Balancing the soil is an art, needing to be perfected. If the PH is 7.7 I would defenatly consider lowering it, yet others say sometimes even under ideal conditions yet some nutrients get "locked," up and unavailable. Interesting......

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