Part 1, Section 2: Soil Fertility Management
Soil Fertility Management
The top of the report provides information on both the laboratory identification of the sample (DATE, LAB NO., and SERIAL NO.) and your identification of the sample (COUNTY, ACRES, FIELD, and SOIL). Check identification information to be sure that it is correct and that you have reports for your samples. Consistency in identifying fields (FIELD) simplifies comparison of soil tests on the same fields over time to determine and react to any trends. Laboratory identification is also important if you have a problem with the results or a question about the report. Should laboratory personnel need to retrieve your soil sample or report to check a problem or answer a question, they will need to know the LAB NO. of the report. Prompt action is important if you think there is a problem with your results, because the soil samples are not retained indefinitely. If you suspect a problem with your soil analysis, contact the Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory at 814-863-0841.