Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mid-Coast Soil Sampling Program

We are conducting a soil testing program this fall to assist farmers with their soil fertility decision making. We will sample fields to a depth of 24 inches and have nutrient analysis done at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Soil, Water and Forage Testing Laboratory. The cost for participation in this program is as follows: • $50 per field for fields 100 acres or less in size. ($0.50 per acre over 100 acres) • Plus $14 per sample for routine analysis and residual nitrogen. Contact the Stephen… Read More →

Soil Testing for Proper Nutrient Management

This is the time of year to sample soils for proper application rates of fertilizers.  In 2013, we tested soils on 53 Calhoun County fields and found soil nitrogen levels ranged between 9 and 134 pounds of available nitrogen in the upper 18 inches of soil. The potential savings in fertilizer cost ranged from $4.24 – $60.30 per acre.  The only way to know the nitrogen level in your fields is to test the soil. Field research was conducted by Drs. Dennis Coker and Mark McFarland, Texas A&M… Read More →