NEW OSU Extension Soil Testing Fact Sheet

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What is causing the odd leaf chlorosis on this red maple?  Regardless of what you think is causing the symptom, it's only a guess unless you soil test.  Soil tests provide you with information that serves the same purposes as the information that blood tests provide to physicians:  soil tests are like a blood test for the soil.




The Elm Yellows BYGL Alert! posted earlier today illustrates another example of the need for soil testing.  Is the leaf yellowing caused by a tree-killing disease?  Or, is it caused by a treatable condition such as a nutrient deficiency?


You can download a PDF copy of our new soil test by clicking on the link below under "More Information" that's titled "OSU Extension Soil Testing Fact Sheet PDF".


Soil Fact Sheet