Phosphorus Soil Test

Phosphorous test supplies
Phosphorous test supplies

Phosphorus encourages root development increasing crop yield and resistance to disease. It is important stuff.

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Phosphorous soil test 02

This test begins the same as the others with a solution put in the test tube to mix a little of the soil in and shake. Then, after the soil is settled, the liquid is drawn up by eyedropper and put into another clean test tube.

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A different chemical tablet is added and then, the test tube is shaken till the tablet dissolves, making a blue color appear.

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Phosphorous soil test 06
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Phosphorous soil test 07

We compare the resulting blue liquid to a chart to see what the result is. Results can be anywhere from trace to high levels of Phosphorus.

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Phosphorous soil test 08

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An artist with realistically surreal colorful style in the Inland Pacific Northwest, Valerie Woelk.

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