Time to Test the Soil for Nutrients

Fertilizer cost has been rising over the past year creating more need to test the soil in your fields for nutrient content and fertilizer recommendations. 

Since 2013, we have sampled fields and found soil nitrogen levels ranging between 11 and 168 lbs N per acre. This can be a opportunity to reducing costs without affecting yields. On average, fields can save $15-$20 by reducing fertilizer rates based on soil tests to 24″.

You may find this service from several different sources including your IPM program in Calhoun, Refugio and Victoria Counties.

The Mid-Coast IPM Program is equipped to soil test with a hydraulic soil probe that samples to a depth of 24″. 

Contact Stephen Biles
361-552-3324 (Office)
361-920-1138 (Mobile) or

Nitrogen Levels from soil test in Calhoun, Refugio and Victoria Counties (2013-2017)
 N 0-6″      Lbs/A  N 6-24″    Lbs/A  Total N     Lbs/A
Mean 20.7 41.5 62.2
Median 16.0 36.3 51.2
Max 72.0 120.8 168.8
Min 2.0 1.0 11.5


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