Tools and Resources

Turfgrass Soil Paste and Analysis 

Reference for Soil Analysis
Reference for Paste Analysis

 

Soil Report

Paste Report

pH of Soil Sample

6.2

6.2

Organic Matter (OM) %

1.0 – 4.0

 

Total Exchange Capacity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anions

ppm / lbs

ppm

S Sulphur

25 ppm

5-10

PO5 Phosphorus

250 lbs / acre

1-3

 

 

 

 

 

Major Elements

Exchangable
(lbs / acre)

Base Saturation
Pecent

Soluble
ppm

Percent

Ca Calcium

>2,000

65

40-60

60

Mg Magnesium

>200

15

8-12

20

K Potassium

350

5

15-20

10

Na Sodium

<80

0-3

<20

2-8

 

 

 

 

 

Minor Elements

ppm

ppm

B Boron ppm

1.2

0.1

Fe Iron ppm

100-150

0.3

Mn Manganese ppm

40-120

0.1

Cu Copper ppm

5-15

0.08

Zn Zinc ppm

6-20

0.08

                 

 Based on 6” depth samples.  Percentages and values will vary based on Sample depth, pH, compaction, and stress factors.

Water Analysis 

Reference for Water Analysis
 

Parameter

Result

pH of Water Sample

5.5 - 6

Sodium Absorbtion Ratio (SAR)

< 6 ppm

Conductivity

0.0-1.5 mmhos

 

Buffers

ppm

Alkalinity

1 - 100

Carbonate

1 - 50

Bicarbonate

0 - 120

 

Contaminants

 

Chloride

0 - 140

Sulfates

0 - 400

 

Major Elements

ppm

Ca Calcium

40 - 120

Mg Magnesium

6 - 24

K Potassium

5 - 10

Na Sodium

0 - 50

 

Minor Elements

ppm

B Boron

.2 - .8

Fe Iron

2 - 5

Mn Manganese

.5 - 2

Cu Copper

0 - .2

Zn Zinc

1 - 5

 

 

TISSUE TEST RESEARCH

                    St. Augustine Grass

Survey Average

Macronutrients

Percentage

Micronutrients

ppm

N         

1.90 – 300

Fe       

50 – 300

P         

0.20 – 0.50

Mn       

40 – 250

K         

2.50 – 4.00

B         

5 – 10

Ca       

0.30 – 0.50

Cu       

10 – 20

Mg      

0.15 – 0.25

Zn       

20 – 100

S         

No data

Mo

No data

 

 

 

 

Nonessential Elements

ppm

 

 

Na

No data

 

 

Al

No data

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  Perennial Ryegrass 

Survey Average

Macronutrients

Percentage

Micronutrients

ppm

N         

3.34 – 5.10

Fe       

97 – 934

P         

0.35 – 0.55

Mn       

30 – 73

K         

-3.42

B         

5 – 17

Ca       

0.25 – 0.51

Cu       

6 – 38

Mg      

0.16 – 0.32

Zn       

14 – 64

S         

0.27 – 0.56

Mo

0.50 – 1.00

 

 

 

 

Nonessential Elements

ppm

 

 

Na

229 - 1107

 

 

Al

52 – 992

 

 

 

 

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