Maintaining the proper pH and fertility in soil is important for higher crop yields. An important tool to assess fertility levels is to sample soil and have it tested. Kentucky is experiencing an unusually dry fall.
Soil samples taken during dry falls tend to result in soil pH and soil test K being unusually low. This results in recommendations that overestimate lime and K fertilizer that may be needed.
In January of 2010, the University of Kentucky soil test laboratories began a new test for soil pH to solve the problem occurring with soil samples taken in dry autumns.
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