How to Test pH in Soil: The Complete Guide

Ever wonder what else you can do to help your plants thrive? Try testing the pH of your soil! Robust plants start from the ground up, and maintaining healthy soil is the first step towards a successful crop. This all-encompassing guide will help anyone who is just starting out with soil pH testing. (And experienced…

Preparing a Soil Sample for Nutrient Analysis

Not sure how to prepare a sample for pH and EC/TDS testing? Follow these steps, or watch the video below! Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need: A container cleaned with distilled or DI water A measuring cup A fresh sample of your soil Distilled or DI water A magnetic stirrer OR a stirring utensil Step 2:…

Measuring Nutrients in Soil

Nutrient availability is an essential soil characteristic that should be continually monitored in agricultural applications. The most essential nutrients necessary for optimum plant growth are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). Nitrogen is necessary for the vegetative plant growth phase since it is a primary element for proteins, DNA, and hormones. The growth phase…