How to fill out Solomon's soil analysis worksheets
Before I dive any deeper into
soil science, I thought I'd walk you through filling out Solomon's soil
analysis worksheets (which you can download
for free here).
You'll notice there are actually six pages of worksheets in that file,
which consist of two pages each for acidic soils (pH less than 7),
"excess cations" soil (pH 7 to 7.6), and calcareous soil (pH greater
than 7.6). I actually find it much easier to make a
spreadsheet page for each soil sample since the program can do the math
for me, but I'll fill out a worksheet below to help you get an idea of
Since I sprang for a
test from Logan Labs, as
it's pretty simple to fill out the column of actual amounts. The
only tricky parts are:
The target column is a
little more complex, but is mostly basic multiplication. The one
portion that might cause a hiccup is potassium (K) --- you get that
amount from the chart at the bottom-left of the worksheet based on the
TCEC of your sample. Similarly, boron, iron, and manganese
targets are based on TCEC, as is explained in the "calculating target
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