Orange County Insight 02 2021

Boron, and estimated Cation Exchange Capacity.

Soil test results are usually available within 7 - 14 days, and the lab gets much busier as springtime weather approaches. Results can be mailed or e - mailed to you and include directions for how much fertilizer and/or lime to apply based on what you intend to grow. Extension staff can also access those results and help you interpret them and devise a plan for increasing the overall quality of soil. While the fall is generally the best time to amend soils, springtime seems to be when most citizens are thinking about the soil beneath their lawns and gardens. Don ’ t waste time or money or send valuable nutrients as runoff into our waterways -- it ’ s always best to soil test! To view VCE publications about a variety of topics, visit, or contact our local office at (540) 672 - 1361.

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