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EC923, Revised January 2012

Soil Testing in Missouri

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coverManjula V. Nathan
Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Service Laboratory

Soil testing is a process or a group of processes used to estimate the ability of a soil to supply plant nutrients or support plant growth. Soil test results enable evaluation of the fertility status of soil represented by a sample. This guide explains the process of taking a soil sample as well as the tools necessary to do so.

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