Beneficial results of a soil test depend on a good sample. The sample should represent the area it is taken from. A soil sample must be taken at the right time and in the right way. The tools used, area sampled, depth and uniformity of the sample, information provided, and packaging all influence the quality of the sample.
Take a sample well in advance to give yourself time to understand and act on the results.
Do not sample when the land is waterlogged or very dry.
For sampling purposes divide the farm into fields or areas of between 2 – 4ha.
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