Guide to soil testing and interpretation for vegetable crops
A soil test, combined with a visual soil assessment and knowledge about paddock history and production plans, provides a sound basis for a nutrition program.
A conventional soil test can provide some information about biological and physical soil properties, while a complete soil condition assessment covers physical, biological and chemical soil properties of the topsoil and subsoil.
The Soil Wealth ICP project has developed this guide to help growers and agronomists interpret conventional ‘chemical’ soil tests and identify soil chemical constraints for commercial vegetable production in Australia.
This resource can be used to guide growers’ site specific decisions on nutrition management.
This resource has been delivered as part of the Hort Innovation-funded Soil Wealth and ICP project – jointly delivered by RM Consulting Group and Applied Horticultural Research.