PH testing

Asked March 14, 2019, 10:48 AM EDT

With soils being nearly saturated, I am curious if too wetmsoils will affect the overall results for pH testing.

Montgomery County Pennsylvania soil ph climate affect on ph wet soil ph

1 Response

pH varies between wet and dry climates. Dry is more alkaline, wet more acid. However, soil composition and length of time conditions exist also affect soil pH. When taking samples for soil testing it is best to take them when soil conditions are most normal. If this is not possible, describe the conditions at the time of sampling when you submit your samples. Here are soil sampling instructions from Penn State. https://agsci.psu.edu/aasl/soil-testing/soil-fertility-testing/soil-sampling-instructions