Soil Test Publications and Tools

The following document and describe proper soil and plant sampling procedures, new soil testing procedures, test result interpretation, and their use in fertilization decisions.

Publication NumberTitleURL
How the University of Georgia Soil, Plant, and Water Laboratory Measures and Reports Soil pH Results https://aesl.ces.uga.edu/soil/soilpH.html
C-853 How to Convert an Inorganic Fertilizer Recommendation to an Organic One https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C853
C-874 Determining Lime Requirement Using the Equilibrium Lime Buffer Capacity https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C874
C-875 Soil pH and Salt Concentration https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C875
C-896 Soil Testing for Home Lawns,
Gardens, and Wildlife Food Plots
https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C896
C-1019 Soil Salinity Testing, Data Interpretation and Recommendations https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1019
C-1040 Cation Exchange Capacity and Base Saturation https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1040
C-1075 Urban Gardening: Assessing Soils for Contamination https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1075
B-1466 The Cover Crop Nitrogen Availability Calculator https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1466
Soil Test Kit for Home Lawns, Gardens, and Wildlife Plots https://aesl.ces.uga.edu/publications/soil/SoilTestKit.pdf
Lime Tables https://aesl.ces.uga.edu/LimeTables.pdf
Proper Soil Sampling and Analysis for Nutrient Needs Determination in Loblolly, Longleaf, and Slash Pine Stands https://bugwoodcloud.org/bugwood/fertilization/Soil_Sampling_Pine_Stands_Dec_2016.pdf
Mid-rotation rate of return (ROR) estimates with a single nitrogen+phosphorus or nitrogen+phosphorus+potassium fertilizer application in loblolly, longleaf, and slash pine stands https://bugwoodcloud.org/bugwood/fertilization/Fert_prices_ROR_estimates_Dec2016.pdf
A checklist for fertilization of loblolly, longleaf and slash pine stands https://bugwoodcloud.org/bugwood/fertilization/Fertilization_checklist_Dec_2016.pdf
Phosphorus Fertilization at Establishment in Loblolly and Slash Pine Stands on Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Sites https://bugwoodcloud.org/bugwood/fertilization/P-fert_12-09_revised.pdf
Mid-rotation Pine Stand Fertilization Calculator https://aesl.ces.uga.edu/soil/pine/
Fertilization Calculator: N-P2O5-K2O https://aesl.ces.uga.edu/soil/fertcalc/