The Importance of Testing Your Soils

Planting micro food plots involves more than just putting some seed in the soil and letting it grow. In order to have fruitful food plots, you must take care of your land year round. Part of taking care of your land includes adding fertilizer when needed as well as maintaining a healthy pH level in your soil at all times. In order to understand what condition your soil is in and what additives it may need, you must conduct a soil test at least once every 3 years. Soil tests are important for various reasons including: increased crop production, diagnosing problems with growing conditions, protection of excess fertilizer runoff, improving nutritional balance in soils, and it helps save money by allowing you to piece together a healthy crop management program.

Once you conduct your soil test, you can then start to be proactive about managing your land. You will be able to see what additives your soil calls for as well as the suggested crops you should plant in your area with your soil conditions. In almost all instances, you will need to add some sort of fertilizer or lime to your soils in order to produce healthy micro food plots. Once you have healthy soil conditions, you can then start planting micro food plots with the best food plot planter around - The Plotmaster.