Soil testing is a management tool that gives a measure of soil fertility and conditions. Incorrect soil sampling techniques can produce misleading results. Sub-optimal soil conditions can reduce dry matter production, impacting livestock production. Soils tests allow you to identify what may be limiting production and invest in appropriate inputs.

Learning objectives

At the completion of this module, producers will be able to:

  • understand when and how to best take a soil test
  • confidently choose sampling sites in a paddock
  • have a basic understanding of soil test results 
  • identify commonly deficient soil nutrients.

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