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What you should know about soil

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Published by Agriculture Canada in [Ottawa] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Soils,
  • Sols

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesPublication (Canada. Agriculture Canada). English -- 1803, Publication / Agriculture Canada -- 1803/E
Classifications
LC ClassificationsS599.1.A2 C25 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination1 sheet
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25216795M
ISBN 100662142403

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Have a soil lab do a test for you: A complete soil test is a good investment because a soil lab can thoroughly analyze your soil. Here’s what you can find out from a soil lab’s test in addition to the pH level: Your soil’s nutrient content: If you know your soil’s nutrient content, you can determine how much and what kind of fertilizer to use. Know Soil, Know Life will introduce you to an amazing world-the world beneath your feet. Soil is the foundation our natural living world depends on, the substance of life, the critical zone of the earth. Soil is not dirt. SOIL IS LIFE! Students will find Know Soil, Know Life is an easily accessible resource. But this book is for all by: 6.   Once you know the PH levels are where they should be, it is time to fix the soil texture. The best way that has been found to improve soil texture is by adding organic material such as compost, manure, or peat moss.   It is important to get your land tested because this tells you what nutrients you are lacking in your soil. If you are lacking a certain nutrient, your crop may not do as well as you would like. You should get your soil tested by your local expert. Having a local expert test your soil, will give you the most insightful information.