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Benefits of Testing

Samples and testing covers benefits of testing, soil and forage sampling and submitting a sample

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•Increases productivity by identifying soil nutrients or soil chemical factors that are limiting plant growth;
•Increases fertilizer use efficiency by indicating appropriate rates for different soils and crops;
•Protects the environment by preventing over fertilization;
•Identifies polluted or contaminated soils.



Benefits water

Water Testing
•Protects the health of people, livestock, fish and crops;
•Identifies polluted or contaminated water supplies;


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Forage and Feed Testing

•Aids in identification of best management practices for forage production;
•Improves marketability of the forage;
•Increases livestock feeding efficiency;
•Prevents livestock poisoning from nitrate.