Resources by Steven Heckendorn
|Soil Sample Information Sheet for Commercial Crop Production||Feb 6, 2020||452-124 (SPES-174NP)|
|Soil Sample Information Sheet for Home Lawns, Gardens, Fruits, and Ornamentals||Nov 15, 2019||452-125 (SPES-172NP)|
|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||Jun 23, 2017||452-126(CSES-190NP)|
|Soil Sample Information Sheet for Surface-Mined Areas||Jun 23, 2017||452-127 (CSES-189NP)|
|Soil Sample Information Sheet for Golf Courses and Industrial Lawns||Jun 23, 2017||452-128(CSES-187NP)|
|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)|
|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||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)||Oct 11, 2019||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.
|Mar 18, 2019||452-881 (SPES-91P)|
|Soil Sampling Instructions for the Farm||Jun 6, 2019||SPES-141|