Resources by Steven Heckendorn
|Soil Sample Information Sheet for Commercial Crop Production||Sep 24, 2021||452-124 (SPES-356NP)|
|Soil Sample Information Sheet for Home Lawns, Gardens, Fruits, and Ornamentals||May 25, 2021||452-125 (SPES-322NP)|
|Forma Para el Muestreo de Suelos de Céspedes, jardines, frutas y ornamentales en el hogar||May 30, 2018||452-125S (SPES-8NP)|
|Soil Sample Information Sheet for Commercial Greenhouse and Nursery Production||Aug 19, 2021||452-126 (SPES-349NP)|
|Soil Sample Information Sheet for Surface-Mined Areas||Aug 12, 2021||452-127 (SPES-347NP)|
|Soil Sample Information Sheet for Golf Courses and Industrial Lawns||Aug 19, 2021||452-128 (SPES-346NP)|
|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.
|Feb 6, 2020||452-129 (SPES-176P)|
|Soil Test Note 14: Athletic Fields, Golf Course Fairways, Sod Production, and Large Industrial/Recreational Lawns||Mar 3, 2022||452-244 (SPES-362NP)|
|Explanation of Soil Tests||
The accompanying Soil Test Report will help you assess your plant's need for fertilizer and lime.
|Dec 7, 2018||452-701 (SPES-75NP)|
|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 9, 2019||452-702 (CSES-100P)|
|Soil Test Note No.3 - Liming and Fertilization of Cool-Season Forage Crops||Aug 30, 2019||452-703|
|Soil Test Note #4 - Trace Elements||Dec 7, 2018||452-704 (SPES-76NP)|
|Soil Test Note 5: Fertilizing With Manures||Aug 30, 2019||452-705|
|Soil Test Note 17: Lawn Fertilization for Cool Season Grasses||Mar 16, 2021||452-717 (SPES-306P)|
|Soil Test Note 18: Lawn Fertilization for Warm Season Grasses||Mar 25, 2021||452-718 (SPES-305P)|
|Soil Test Note 19: Vegetable and Flower Gardens (Supplement to Soil Test Report)||Oct 11, 2019||452-719|
|Soil Test Note: 20 Home Shrubs and Trees||Jun 29, 2021||452-720 (SPES-336P)|
|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.
|Mar 18, 2019||452-881 (SPES-91P)|
|Soil Sampling Instructions for the Farm||Jun 6, 2019||SPES-141|
|Soil Test Note No. 22: Small Fruits for Home Use||Oct 18, 2021||SPES-363NP|