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    SOIL TESTING

    What companies or institutions have you guys used for soil testing? Thanks, KB

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    Biologic will test your soil and let you know what u will need to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckstalker17 View Post
    Biologic will test your soil and let you know what u will need to do
    Thanks a million for the advice. I'll look into it tomorrow. KB

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    almost all the food plot seed companys will do a test for you, so will local soil conservation agency's in your area

    a tip all the food plot comopanys use the same lab for testing too, but they all charge different prices

    I tend to use the biologic form, for two reasons, there the cheapest of the major brands, and they will both e mail you results and hard land mail you them, and are pretty fast

    and if you don't know
    when you take a soil sample
    use a plasit bucket, and collect soil from as many sections of your plot sit as you can from about 2 inches down, and then mix it all real well, and send in soil from the bucket after its ben mixed
    and try not to use a rusty shovel
    the metal from the shovel can alter the results of the test, as well, metal is a mineral
    yrs back they used to tell you to use a plastic shovel to get the best results, but so few have one,???

    I try to dig a chunk of dirt, and take the dirt as far away from the shovel as possible, to keep a clean a sample as I can get
    gets you better results!

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    Whitetail Institute also does, for a named brand seed company. Like mrbb said, your local soil agency will probably be your best route. If you aren't sure where to go then stop in at a feed elevator or co-op and ask there. They should be able to point you in the right direction or even do it for you there as well.
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    whitetail institute uses the same lab as biologic but charges more

    I called the lab one day and they asked me who I was getting it done through, they told me they do testing for many seed companys

    why I said , they all use same lab
    crazy! same test different prices based on NAME of seed company!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbb View Post
    whitetail institute uses the same lab as biologic but charges more

    I called the lab one day and they asked me who I was getting it done through, they told me they do testing for many seed companys

    why I said , they all use same lab
    crazy! same test different prices based on NAME of seed company!
    LMAO well there ya go.......here's yer sign!!
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    HA HA HA

    I was surprised when I talk with the Lab as well

    would think with the$$ these companys wiould be doing in house testing for customers, but guess uts cheaper to go with a place that is all set up

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