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Advances in Soil Sampling and Analysis

Regular soil sampling and testing are crucial elements for achieving a sound and accurate fertility program. Fertilizer management is a critical factor influencing the profitability and sustainability of potato production, as fertilizer products represent a substantial input cost for producers. Thus, regular soil sampling and testing are important aspects of fertilizer management. A soil test is in essence the analysis of a soil sample from a particular field to determine nutrient and…

Soil Sampling Guidelines for Better Soil Test Results

All potato growers in Canada are aware of the reality that these days, potato production is subject to high input costs as well as increasing demands to protect the environment. Most potato farmers are utilizing nutrient management plans to better manage their inputs at rates that can sustain crop production while at the same time conserving the environment. NMPs require current, representative and accurate soil test results. Ultimately, the goal of soil…

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