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How-To VIDEOS: Soil and Foliar Testing of Fruit Crops

Author: Annie Klodd, Extension Educator - Fruit and Vegetable Production

It is almost time to go out and take spring soil samples for fruit crops. Soil samples can be taken as soon as the soil is workable and not too wet.

Last fall, I recorded two videos to demonstrate soil and foliar sampling of orchards and vineyards, with the help of my colleague Gail Hudson. These videos were in response to frequently asked questions that I receive. So, I hope that you enjoy these videos!

And, for a very interesting look at soil nutrient testing and how to choose which nutrients to test for, please visit Natalie Hoidal's article from today: Spring Soil Testing: Which Tests are Best for Your Farm?

For information on how to calculate fertilizer rates based on soil test results: Calculating Fertilizer Rates for Fruit and Vegetable Crops

Without further ado, here are the videos:

Taking a Soil Sample: Vineyards and Orchards

Taking a Foliar Sample: Vineyards and Orchards

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