Soil Tests When Soils are Wet

It is still possible to take soil tests when soils are wet though there are precautions. Soil samples should be air-dried before being submitted for testing. Do NOT use artificial means of drying such as an oven or microwave as such treatment may result in inaccurate readings of nutrient levels. Also, be sure to use a clean container to collect the sample. Wet samples are more likely to absorb foreign materials adhering to the container, which may also influence soil test results. For information on how to take a soil sample, see . Take the sample into your local extension office. If you don’t know the address for your local, county extension office, see .

Buchanan County’s office is located at 4125 Mitchell Ave. | 816.279.1691



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