Resources by Steven Heckendorn

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Soil Sample Information Sheet for Commercial Crop Production Apr 27, 2016 452-124 (CSES-159NP)
Soil Sample Information Sheet for Home Lawns, Gardens, Fruits, and Ornamentals Mar 6, 2017 452-125(CSES-138NP)
Soil Sample Information Sheet for Commercial Greenhouse and Nursery Production Sep 24, 2015 452-126(CSES-136NP)
Soil Sample Information Sheet for Surface-Mined Areas Sep 24, 2015 452-127 (CSES-140NP)
Soil Sample Information Sheet for Golf Courses and Industrial Lawns Sep 24, 2015 452-128(CSES-139NP)
Soil Sampling for the Home Gardener
This publication explains how to obtain representative soil samples and to submit them for analysis to the Virginia Tech Soil Testing Laboratory.
May 1, 2009 452-129
Soil Test Note #1 - Explanation of Soil Tests
The accompanying Soil Test Report will help you assess your plant's need for fertilizer and lime.
May 1, 2009 452-701
Soil Test Note #2 - Field Crops
Most Virginia soils are acidic and require lime applications at three- to five-year intervals. Maintaining the correct soil pH has several benefits, such as encouraging healthy root development and making sure nutrients in the soil are available to the plant. For example, low pH can cause aluminum toxicity and can decrease phosphorus availability.
Sep 25, 2014 452-702 (CSES-100P)
Soil Test Note No.3 - Liming and Fertilization of Cool-Season Forage Crops Aug 28, 2012 452-703 (CSES-16P)
Soil Test Note #4 - Trace Elements May 1, 2009 452-704
Soil Test Note 5: Fertilizing With Manures Aug 19, 2009 452-705
Soil Test Note 17: Lawn Fertilization for Cool Season Grasses May 1, 2009 452-717
Soil Test Note 18: Lawn Fertilization for Warm Season Grasses May 1, 2009 452-718
Soil Test Note 19: Vegetable and Flower Gardens (Supplement to Soil Test Report) May 1, 2009 452-719
Soil Test Note 20: Home Shrubs and Trees May 1, 2009 452-720
Soil Test Note 23: Christmas Tree Crops Jul 14, 2009 452-723
Laboratory Procedures: Virginia Tech Soil Testing Laboratory
The procedures for soil analysis used in the Soil Testing Laboratory were established in the early 1950s A routine test, consisting of eleven separate analyses, is performed on all samples.
May 1, 2009 452-881