University of Georgia Soil Test Handbook

If you want to get behind the science of how fertilizer recommendations are made, there is no better source than the University of Georgia Soil Test Handbook.

This large publication is developed with the collaboration of soil scientists and plant health experts.

There are two parts:

Introduction to Georgia Soil Testing

includes a description of how soil tests are done, a list of all of the tests available and the tables used to determine how much lime to use in raising soil pH

Individual Crop Sheets

includes specific recommendations for every crop grown in Georgia. Bermudagrass lawns, soybeans, pine trees,  home vegetables, roses, peaches, cotton….if you can grow it, you’ll find the best way to fertilize it.

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