Category: Using Your Soil Test Results

Resource Category Topic Type
Soil Testing for Environmental Contaminants - Interpreting Your Heavy Metals Test Results [fact sheet]
What Are Heavy Metals?<br /> <br /> Heavy metals are a class of elements that include lead, copper, arsenic, and cadmium, and can be toxic to humans...
Dairy, Livestock & Forage Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Soil Testing Services Agriculture & Gardens
Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs [fact sheet]
Why fertilize?<br /> <br /> Fertilizer provides a source of essential nutrients that plants need to grow normally and be healthy. Nutrients are also...
Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Landscape Installation & Maintenance, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Fertilizing Vegetable Gardens [fact sheet]
We recommend that gardeners test their soil before planting to de- termine the amount of lime and fertilizers needed. Soil testing can be done through...
Fruit & Vegetable Crops, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden, Community Gardening, School Gardening Agriculture & Gardens Fact Sheet
Guide to Using Wood Ash as an Agricultural Soil Amendment
Introduction<br /> <br /> Wood ash has a long history of use in New England. Our Yankee ancestors used wood ash to make lye for soaps, to clean glas...
Soil Testing Services, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens
Lead Screening for NH Soils: Minimizing Health Risks [fact sheet]
Lead is a naturally occurring element that is present in all soils at very low concentrations of less than 50 parts per million (ppm). Elevated levels...
Soil Testing Services, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Organic & Natural Fertilizers for the Home Ground & Garden [fact sheet]
This Factsheet is to help home gardeners identify organic nutrient sources for use in their gardens. Use the chart to locate specific plant-based nutr...
Soil Testing Services, Agriculture & Gardens, Yard & Garden Agriculture & Gardens
Purchasing Compost [tip sheet]
Compost, the end product of a controlled decomposition of plant and animal wastes, makes an excellent addition to lawn or garden soil. While compost s...
Yard & Garden, Community Gardening
Purchasing Top Soil [fact sheet]
<br /> Introduction <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Topsoil. It&#039;s arguably one the most precious stuff on earth, sustaining all land-dwelling an...
Yard & Garden, Community Gardening
Understanding Your Soil Test Results [fact sheet]
What is a soil test?<br /> <br /> The soil testing lab takes your soil sample, dries it, and runs a small portion of the sample through a series of ...
Soil Testing Services, Agriculture & Gardens Agriculture & Gardens Fact Sheet