Soil testing is an important tool but, with so many different testing options and interpretations, the results can be hard to understand. Learn about soil test options and how to interpret results. Then see simple ways to apply soil test information to your farm to improve your soil for good yields and quality crops. We’ll also discuss ways to improve your soils without breaking the bank, including amendments that will give you the best return on your investment.
Mark Kopecky is the soils agronomist for Organic Valley and CROPP Cooperative. He was a county agent with the University of Wisconsin-Extension and a field soil scientist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. His family has a small organic dairy farm in northcentral Wisconsin.