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Fertilizers and Water Use chart

Watering Best Practices for Crops

All any farmer really wants is the best uptake of plant nutrients for his or her crops. In order to make sure crops efficiently uptake all they need, crop expert Esper K. Chandler says, “We have to reestablish the humus function of the soil, the basis for natural/organic sustainable farming.” And this means putting water […]

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Sourcing Fertility in the Soil

The book Ask The Plant is based on the agronomy of Esper “K.” Chandler, and offers farmers and growers a better way to grow plants that involves reading the unique language of plants, utilizing leaf and petiole testing, and in turn knowing how to produce a better crop using only the fertilizers and soil-building ingredients […]

Chart of salt soil test examples

A Guide to Reading Soil Test Results

The following is how laboratory results are reported at Texas Plant & Soil Lab — other labs utilize similar terms.

Soil Test Example

How to Read a Soil Test

The first step on the road to achieving healthy soils able to sustain productive plants is the soil or plant analysis test.