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How does the Solvita® soil health test compare with traditional soil tests?

The Solvita® test measures carbon dioxide respiration from microbial activity as an indicator of soil health, while traditional soil tests measure the percentage of organic matter. These are both good indicators of soil health and therefore correlate

When is ammonium sulfate typically applied on wheat?

It will depend on soil and weather conditions, but particularly on coarse soils, it is a good idea to split apply your ammonium sulfate as follows: A first application in the fall to promote tillering before the

How would elemental sulfur compare against ammonium sulfate for decreasing soil pH from 7.3 to 6.3?

It depends on the rates used. Applied at rates that just cover a crop’s sulfur needs, neither one would do, regardless of the soil type. When thinking of these products as soil amendments, 200 to 400 pounds

I need to decrease soil pH from 7.3 to 6.3. Would ammonium sulfate do it?

Assuming a soil of low buffering capacity (low clay and organic matter contents), and as long as you apply it at rates that cover all of your crop’s nitrogen needs, ammonium sulfate could indeed be a really

The soil pH of my fields ranges from 5.8 to 6.3. Can ammonium sulfate improve phosphorus availability even under these slightly acidic conditions?

Yes. Since calcium phosphate may precipitate when soil pH is more than or equal to 5.5, ammonium sulfate’s acidifying effect may help improve phosphorus availability in your soils.