Nutrients like calcium, boron and manganese travel primarily in the xylem or the water transport system of the plant.
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When limestone is put on the soil, it accepts acidity from the clay, just as other minerals do in the rock weathering processes.
Tissue analysis is a great way to verify soil additive claims. I am sure everyone has heard many claims about using this or that product will release nutrients locked up in the soil. What better way to find out than to use a tissue analysis and plant weights to really see if this is true.
Toxic substances not only come from pesticides (herbicides and insecticides), but also are produced by anaerobic bacteria in tight or waterlogged soil, and from certain harmful fertilizers.
Soil testing for low exchange capacity soils will help you develop a system that holds enough nutrients and maintains colloidal balance.
The following is how laboratory results are reported at Texas Plant & Soil Lab — other labs utilize similar terms.