Soil analysis report

Asked December 13, 2018, 1:34 PM EST

Hi I am a small farmer growing organic produce in raised beds. I have been doing soil sampling for the last few seasons and using calculators and advice from others on how the amend based on sampling results. I would like to begin to understand more about interpreting the soil test results, understanding the roles and interactions between amendments and how to complete calculations to adjust nutrient values. I have a bachelors in environmental science with a minor in chemistry. Is there any resource or classes I can be directed towards? Thank you Matt B

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thanks for your question, Matt. The simplest resource is this OSU publication on the topic:

If you're wanting a more extensive resource, Clackamas Community College may be your best bet, since it has a horticulture department. Here is a list of CCC workshops; one on your topic is upcoming on January 10: Here is the link for contact information:

I hope these are helpful. Write back if you need more information. Good luck!