Soil tests are a valuable agronomic resource if they are fully used and properly understood.
Plant nutrition and plant to soil interactions are complex mechanism with a number of environmental and external conditions affecting the process. There are 17 elements involved in plant nutrition, three that are supplied naturally that we have little control over and 14 that are supplied by soil and or by fertilizer applications.
Therefore it is important when interpreting soil analysis and designing a fertility program to keep balanced nutrition and proper placement of these nutrients in mind.
Taurus Ag has prepared a detailed overview of two separate philosophies currently used in soil test interpretation. Click here to see the full article.