Spring is a great time for soil testing

The basis for sound nutrient management and water quality protection programs in turf management revolves around soil testing. A “Basic Soil Test” will typically provide information on soil pH and the levels of the macronutrients phosphorus (P), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg) and calcium (Ca). Having this information can help you build an effective fertilization program. Check out STMA’s bulletin on Utilizing Soil Tests in Nutrient Management for Sports Fields for more information on the process and how to interpret results.