Soil test

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  1. PVA

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    Hi guys,

    is it to early to do a soil test for spring planting and maintenance?
     
  2. Steve

    Steve Staff Member Admin

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    I would think not. Might as well get it done.
     
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  3. Martin Looker

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    Probably easier to get done now than waiting until next spring.
     
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  4. Steve

    Steve Staff Member Admin

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    For sure.
     
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  5. smith34

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    biggest thing....plan this, and all future soil tests in said area at the same time so that your comparisons give you data. Ex, taking a reading in the field now, and another in the spring can give you some differing results in some readings. Doing them at the same time of year each time will allow you to compare and see progress, or failure.
     
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  6. Luv2hunteup

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    Get is done now so you can make plans for amending it if it is required. Lime takes months to a year to fully neutralize acidic soil.
     
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    Who do you guys use for soil tests?
     
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  8. perchjerker

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    I just use White tail Institute test kits, you get the result in about a week. You can tell them what you want to plant and they will give you recommendations, thats why I would wait unit spring to test

    You can spread lime anytime, it wont hurt anything
     
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