What’s your excuse for not doing soil sampling?

If it’s just somewhere on your ‘to-do’ list, or you have no intention of sampling at all, think again


Late summer through early fall is an ideal time to collect soil samples. The fields after harvest are easy to travel across, a few showers have softened the ground to make sampling easier, and there’s lots of time to get the results back for planning next year’s fertilizer program.

Despite this, I am sure that some of you still have soil sampling on your “to do” list, or have no intention of sampling at all. Let’s look at some of the more common excuses I hear for not sampling, and see if they hold up to scrutiny.

Better Farming - October 2011