Considerable interest in soil testing is developing among farmers of the state. Many inquiries are now being made regarding the methods and procedures of sampling and submitting the soil for laboratory analysis. To be reliable, soil tests must be made on a soil sample which represents the soil conditions in the field. For this reason samples should be taken in the manner prescribed. Along with the samples it is necessary to have additional information such as, cropping history, slope, manure or fertilizer used, and field drainage. This pamphlet was prepared to show the necessity of obtaining a representative sample and how to take a soil sample and prepare it for shipment to the Soil Testing Laboratory.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, "Soil Testing for South Dakota" (1949). Agricultural Experiment Station Agronomy Pamphlets. 17.