East Texas Ag News: Soil testing for hay fields

East Texas Ag News: Soil testing for hay fields

EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - Soil testing is one of the easiest methods to measure the productivity and input costs of your pasture and hay meadows.

It’s a $13 investment that gives you the opportunity to make more informed decisions with your land according to the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Angelina County.

Having a soil test on hand will allow you to see if clovers are a good option, and how much Bermuda hay could actually harvest due to the soil’s nutrient levels.

Knowing exactly what’s in your soil will also allow you to purchase the right fertilizer and other land care.

If you are interested in doing a soil test, keep in mind that the results take a few weeks.

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