Soil Test and Analysis

Segment: 7. Soils & Plant Nutrition, Standard: Develop and implement a fertilization plan for specific plants or crops. (Technical II.B.3)

Description

Interpret soil test results based on macronutrients (N-P-K) and other characteristics. Example: pH, cation exchange capacity, drainage, structure.

Resources

  • Contact any local soil testing company or MSU
  • LaMotte Testing Kit
  • A Guide for Soil Judging in Michigan (MI FFA)

Teaching Methods

Lecture Discussion, Paired or Small Group Discussion, Demonstration, Resource People, Experiment, Supervised Study

Tags: agriculture food and natural resources education, curriculum

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