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Soil Testing 
If youíre looking for a healthy garden or green grass, itís good to know the content of your soil. UT Extension offers inexpensive soil tests, and itís all done in a special lab in Nashville.


 

Recent Publications

Temporal Frequency of Soil Test Information Effects on Returns to Potassium Fertilization in Cotton Production Harmon, X. L., C. Boyer, J. A. Larson, and D. M. Lambert.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 49,2: 251-272.

Temporal Frequency of Soil Test Information Effects on Returns to Potassium Fertilization in Cotton Production X.L. Harmon, C. Boyer, D. M. Lambert, and J. A. Larson.  2017.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 49,2: 251-272.

Comparing the Value of Soil Test Information Using Deterministic and Stochastic Yield Response Plateau Functions Harmon, X., C. Boyer, D. M. Lambert, J. A. Larson, and C. O. Gwathmey.  2016.  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 41(2): 307-323.

The Tennessee Vegetable Garden: Site selection and soil testing.  Bumgarner, N. R.  2015.  W-346A UT Extension factsheet.

Adoption and Frequency of Precision Soil Testing in Cotton Production Lambert, D. M., B. C. English, S. Larkin, J. A. Larson, D. Mooney, R. K. Roberts, M. Velandia, and J. M. Reeves.  2014.  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 39(1):115Ė132.

Procedures Used by Soil Testing Laboratories in the Southern Region of the United States Savoy, H. J.  2013.  Southern Region Bulletin, Savoy, H.J. (editor) Southern Region Bulletin 407 (revision).

When are secondary nutrients or micronutrients needed for tennessee farm fields? Savoy, H. J.  2013.  Extension, Extension special publication 645.

Soil Testing Savoy, H. J., and D. K. Joines.  2012.  Extension Publication (online only), PB 1061 11/12 (peer reviewed).

Procedures Used by State Soil Testing Laboratories in the Southern Region of the United States Savoy, H. J.  2009.  Southern Cooperative Series bulletin 407, formerly listed as 190D.

Soil Testing.  Savoy, H. J.  2007.  PB 1061 (Revision) bulletin to provide information on soil testing services available to producers in TN.

Soil Testing.  Savoy, H. J.  2004.  Agricultural Extension Service Publication no. 1061, minor revisions, reprint.

University of Tennessee Fertilizer Recommendations are the Most Profitable Tested.  Savoy, H. J.  2003.  UT BEES Bulletin #101.