Richard Hentschel discusses what to do with soil test results once we have a soil test taken with Russ Higgins, Ag Educator from the Northern Illinois Research Farm. Russ noted that the results give us a basis for recommendations. pH is often the more critical test level because it influences all other nutrient availability. While farmers do not routinely test for organic matter it is a good test for the homeowner. Russ suggests getting a soil test done every four years.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.