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Home Soil Testing: Taking a Sample

Every square foot of soil can be different. soil acidity and nutrients vary across the surface of the soil and with the depth of the soil.

Collecting soil Samples

It is important that you take a composite sampl…

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Home Soil Testing: Using The Soil Test Report

The Auburn University Soil Testing Laboratory report includes: your intended crop(s), the Soil group your sample belongs to, Soil pH, results/extractable nutrients, nutrient rating, lime and fertilizer recommendations, as well as c…

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SerPIE: What’s in your soil and water?

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Pollution of soil and water resources by pharmaceuticals and…

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Taking Soil Samples – Management Minute Video

We depend on soils to grow our food, but they also support the natural systems that we count on to produce forest and wildlife resources.  soils impact forestland productivity, and can determine if certain plants and animals grow and thriv…

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Garden Bugs: Managing Soil Pests in the Garden

Managing Soil Pests in the Garden is part two of three in the Garden Bugs series.
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Many Soil insect pest populations reach high numbers in grass or turf, and home gardens are often established in areas previously co…

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Saturated Soils and Wind: A Recipe for Toppling Trees

…rest of the tree’s roots, are there to absorb water and minerals to “feed” the tree.

Trees are anchored to the soil by their roots. When the wind blows the canopy, it moves and the trunk acts as a lever translating the forces into …

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Submitting Samples for Soil Testing

Producers rely on soil testing laboratories to provide nutrient recommendations for crops. Producers can submit samples to the Auburn University soil, Forage and Water Testing Laboratory for analysis.  Both routine analysis, as well as mor…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Greene County

Homes are found throughout rural Greene County on  a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. Major soil groups include alkaline and acidic, clayey soils of the Alabama Black Belt prairie region (34% of land), sandy and loa…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Dallas County

Homes are found throughout rural Dallas County and urban development in the Selma area occurs on a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. soils in Dallas County include sandy and loamy upland soils of the Coastal Plain (52…

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