Agricultural Soils

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Soil Analysis Packages

Code
Test Package

S001

Standard Soil with Bray II phosphorus, includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, Bray II Phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na

S001P

Standard Soil with Bray I phosphorus, includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, Bray I Phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na

S001PN

Standard Soil with Bray I phosphorus, includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, Bray I Phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), and Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na

S001A

Standard Soil with SMP/Sikora pH, includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, SMP/Sikora pH, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na

S001B

Standard Soil with SMP/Sikora pH, includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, SMP/Sikora pH, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na  NOTE: Exchange capacity and % base saturations are calculated using SMP/Sikora pH.

S001C

Standard Soil with Olsen phosphorus, includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, Olsen Phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na

S001N

Standard Soil with Bray II phosphorusand Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, Bray II phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), and Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na

S001AN

Standard Soil with SMP/Sikora pH and Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N) includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, SMP/Sikora pH, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), and Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na

S001BN

Standard Soil with SMP/Sikora pH and Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N) includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, SMP/Sikora pH, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), and Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na  NOTE: Exchange capacity and % base saturations are calculated using SMP/Sikora pH.

S001CN

Standard Soil with Olsen phosphorus and Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N) includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, Olsen phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), and Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na

S001DN

Standard Soil with Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N) and Mehlich III Extractable Mo, Co, Se includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), and Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na, Mo, Co, Se

S002

Total Recoverable Soil Analysis, includes: Total Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Boron, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Aluminum

S003

Soil-Less Media extracted with deionized water, includes: pH, Salt, Available Nitrogen (NO3 + NH4), Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Boron, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Aluminum, Molybdenum, Copper

S003A

Soil-Less Media extracted with DTPA solution,  includes: pH, Salt, Available Nitrogen (NO3 + NH4), Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfur, Boron, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Aluminum, Molybdenum, Copper

S005

Standard Soil with Bray II phosphorus, Soluble Salts, and Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N) Soil Analysis, includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, Bray II phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, %base sauration of Cation, Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), Soluble Salts, and Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca, Mg, K, Na

S005A

Standard Soil with SMP/Sikora pH, Soluble Salts, and Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N) Soil Analysis, includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, SMP/Sikora pH, Exchange Capacity, %base sauration of Cation, Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), Soluble Salts, and Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca, Mg, K, Na

S005B

Standard Soil with SMP/Sikora pH, Soluble Salts, and Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N) Soil Analysis, includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, SMP/Sikora pH, Exchange Capacity, %base sauration of Cation, Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), Soluble Salts, and Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca, Mg, K, Na  NOTE: Exchange capacity and % base saturations are calculated using SMP/Sikora pH.

S006

Saturated Soil extracted with deionized water, includes: pH, Ca, Mg, K, Na, S, B, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Al, P, Soluble Salts, Chloride, Bicarbonate, ESP (calculated), SAR (calculated), Available Nitrogen (NO3 + NH4)

S006W

Saturated Soil extracted with client water, includes: pH, Ca, Mg, K, Na, S, B, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Al, P, Soluble Salts, Chloride, Bicarbonate, ESP (calculated), SAR (calculated), Available Nitrogen (NO3 + NH4)  NOTE: Client water must be sent in with sample.

S007

Standard Soil with Bray II phosphorus, SMP/Sikora pH, Available Nitrogen (NO3 + NH4), KCl Extractable Al, and Total Acidity, includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, SMP/Sikora Buffer pH, Bray II phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca, Mg, K, Na, Available Nitrogen (NO3 + NH4), KCl extractable Al, and Total Acidity

S007D

Standard Soil with Bray II phosphorus, SMP/Sikora pH, Available Nitrogen (NO3 + NH4), KCl Extractable Al, and Total Acidity, includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, SMP/Sikora Buffer pH, Bray II phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of Cation, DTPA Extractable Mo, Co, Acetic Acid Extractable Silicon, Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca, Mg, K, Na, Available Nitrogen (NO3 + NH4), KCl extractable Al, and Total Acidity

S010

Nutrient Solubility Analysis extracted with deionized water, includes: pH, Ca, Mg, K, P, Na, B, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Al, S

S012

Mehlich III Extractable Nutrients, includes: Mehlich III Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca Mg, K, Na

S015

Standard Alkaline Soil Analysis, includes:   pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, Olsen Phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of cation, Ammonium Acetate Ca, Mg, K, Na, S, DTPA Extractable Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn

S015N

Standard Alkaline Soil Analysis with Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, Olsen Phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of cation, Ammonium Acetate Ca, Mg, K, Na, S, DTPA Extractable Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn and Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N)

S015AN

Standard Alkaline Soil Analysis with Mehlich III Extractable Minors and Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), includes: pH, Organic Matter, Est. N. release, Olsen Phosphorus, Exchange Capacity, % base saturation of cation, Ammonium Acetate Ca, Mg, K, Na, S, Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), and Mehlich III Extractable Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, B, Al

S016

Phosphoric Acid Extractable Manganese with Manganese Index, includes: pH, Phosphoric Acid extractable Manganese, and Manganese Index

S018

Standard Soil with H3A-2 extractables, includes: pH Organic Matter, Est. N. release, SMP/Sikora pH, Exchange Capacity, % Base saturation of Cation, Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N), H3A-2 Extractable P, Mn, Zn, B, Cu, Fe, Al, S, Ca, Mg, K, Na 

S019

Soil Health Tool (Haney Test), includes: H3A-2 Extractable Ca, Mg,K, Na, S, P, Mn, Zn, B, Fe, Al, Phosphate (PO4-P), Available Nitrogen (NH4-N + NO3-N), Water Extractable Organic Carbon and Total Nitrogen, Soil Respiration (Solvita)  NOTE: Results are then used to assess overall soil health

Soil Analysis Individual Test

Code
Test Package

AG02

Lab Mix Fee

AG03

Pictures

S105

Aluminum (Mehlich III Extractable)

S106

Aluminum (KCl Extractable)

S107

Ammonium Acetate Extractable Ca, Mg, K, Na, S

S110

Available Nitrogen (NO3-N + NH4-N)

S113

Mineralized Nitrogen

S112

Total Nitrogen

S122

Bicarbonate (Paste Extraction)

S125

Boron (Mehlich III Extractable)

S132

Bulk Density (Calculated using Organic Matter Values)

S131

Bulk Density (Scooped Weight)

S135

Calcium (Mehlich III Extractable)

S136

Calcium Carbonate Equivalent

S202

Carbon/Nitrogen Raio (Total Carbon, Total Nitrogen)

S138

Total Carbon

S139

Total Organic Carbon (Acid Treatment)

S140

Chloride

S145

Cobalt (DTPA Extractable)

S146

Cobalt (Mehlich III Extractable)

S150

Copper (Mehlich III Extractable)

S154

DTPA Extractable (Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn)

S155

Iron (Mehlich III Extractable)

S160

Magnesium (Mehlich III Extractable)

S165

Manganese (Mehlich III Extractable)

S162

Manganese - Total

S179

Oven Dry Weight

S184

Percent Saturation

S185

Molybdenum (DTPA Extractable)

S194

Molybdenum (Mehlich III Extractable)

S190

Nematodes - Soybean Cyst

S200

Organic Matter at 360oC - Loss of Ignition

S205

pH 1:1 (Water)

S206

pH 1:1 (Calcium Chloride)

S209

pH 1:5 (Water)

S210

pH Buffer (SMP/Sikora)

S214

pH Buffer (Woodruff)

S216

pH as Paste

S215

Phosphorus (Mehlich III Extractable)

S219

Phosphorus (Bray I)

S220

Phosphorus (Bray II)

S223

Phosphorus Retention

S224

Phosphorus (Colwell)

S225

Phosphorus (Olsen)

S230

Phosphorus - Total

S235

Potassium (Mehlich III Extractable)

S239

Potassium - Total

S305

Selenium (DTPA Extractable)

S306

Selenium (Mehlich III Extractable)

S253

Silicon (Acetic Acid Extractable)

S255

Sodium (Mehlich III Extractable)

S256

Sodium Adsorption Ratio (Paste Extraction)

S260

Soluble Salt 1:2 (Electrical Conductivity)

S262

Soluble Salt as Paste (Electrical Conductivity)

S265

Sulfur (Mehlich III Extractable)

S204

Cation Exchange Capacity (Ammonium Acetate Displacement)

S270

Zinc (Mehlich III Extractable)

Soil Methodologies: (for standard packages)

All soils for standard packages are air-dried and ground to pass a 2-mm sieve.

Total Exchange Capacity (TEC by summation): Ross, D. 1995. Recommended soil tests for determining exchange capacity. p. 62-69 In J.T. Sims and A. Wolf (eds.) Recommended soil testing procedures for the northeastern United States. Northeastern Regional Bulletin #493. Ag Experiment Station, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

pH (1:1 in H2O): McLean, E.O. 1982. Soil pH and lime requirement. p. 199-223. In A.L. Page et al. (ed.) Methods of soil analysis, part 2. Agronomy Monogr. 9, 2nd ed. ASA and SSSA, Madison, WI.

SMP/Sikora Buffer pH: Shoemaker, H.E., E.O. McLean, and P.F. Pratt. 1961. Buffer methods for determining lime requirements of soils with appreciable amounts of extractable aluminum. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Proc. 25:274-277.

Sikora, F. 2006. A buffer that mimics the SMP buffer for determining lime requirement of soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 70:474-486.

Organic Matter (Loss on Ignition at 360 degrees C): Schulte, E.E., and B.G. Hopkins. 1996. Estimation of soil organic matter by weight Loss-OnIgnition. p. 21-32. In: Soil organic matter: Analysis and interpretation. (ed.) F.R. Magdoff, M.A. Tabatabai, and E.A. Hanlon, Jr. Special publication No. 46. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Madison, WI.

Estimated Nitrogen Release: This number is a computed estimate of the nitrogen that may be released annually through organic matter decomposition. The calculation is based on the loss on ignition method previously listed.

Mehlich III Extractable S, Ca, Mg, K, Na, B, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, Al, and P: Mehlich, A. 1984. Mehlich-3 soil test extractant: A modification of Mehlich-2 extractant. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 15:1409-1416.

Inorganic Nitrogen (1 N KCl cadmium reduction): Dahnke, W.C. 1990. Testing soils for available nitrogen. p. 120-140. In R.L. Westerman (ed.) Soil testing and plant analysis. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Book Series 3, ASA, Madison, WI.

Total Carbon and Nitrogen (Combustion): Nelson, D.W., and L.E. Sommers. 1996. Total carbon, organic carbon and organic matter. p. 961- 1010. In J.M. Bartels et al. (ed.) Methods of soil analysis: Part 3 Chemical methods. (3rd ed.) ASA and SSSA Book Series 5, Madison, WI.

McGeehan, S.L., and D.V. Naylor. 1988. Automated instrumental analysis of carbon and nitrogen in plant and soil samples. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 19:493-505.

Soil Texture: Determination of Sand, Silt, and Clay: Hydrometer Method. ASTM D422, 2007.

Bray I P: Bray, H.R., and L.T. Kurtz. 1945. Determination of total, organic, and available forms of phosphorus in soils. Soil Science 59:39-45.

Bray II P: Bray, H.R., and L.T. Kurtz. 1945. Determination of total, organic, and available forms of phosphorus in soils. Soil Science 59:39-45.

Olsen P: Olsen, S.R. and L.E. Sommers. 1982. Phosphorus. p. 403-430. In A.L. Page et al. (eds.) Methods of soil analysis, part 2. Agron. Monogr. 9. 2nd ed. ASA and SSSA, Madison, WI.

Electrical Conductivity-Soluble Salts (1:2): Soil, Plant, and Water Reference Methods for the Western Regions S – 2.10, 2003.

Saturated Paste Extract for pH, bicarbonate, nitrate, salts, chloride, cations, and minor nutrients: Soil, Plant, and Water Reference Methods for the Western Regions S – 1.10, 1.30, 1.80, 1.20, 1.40, 1.50, 1.60, 2003.

Mineralization Nitrogen: Dahnke, W.C. 1990. Testing soils for available nitrogen. p. 120-140. In R.L. Westerman (ed.) Soil testing and plant analysis. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Book Series 3, ASA, Madison, WI.

Ammonium Acetate extractable cations (adjusted to a pH of 8.1): Suarez, D.L. 1996. Beryllium, Magnesium, Calcium, Strontium, and Barium. p. 575-602. In D.L. Sparks (ed.) Methods of soil analysis Part 3: Chemical methods. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Book Series 5, ASA, Madison, WI.

DTPA extractable Zn, Mn, Fe, and Cu: Linsay, W.L., and W.A. Norvell. 1978. Development of a DTPA soil test for zinc, iron, manganese, and copper. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 42:421-428.

Note: Most Geotech testing is A2LA accredited. Therefore, the reference methods are listed on the cover sheet of the reports.

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