[highlight]Comprehensive soil analysis[/highlight]
Carrying out a comprehensive soil analysis is the optimal solution to the problem of cost reduction in agricultural production today both for small farming enterprises not having any opportunities to purchase large quantities of mineral fertilizers and for large producers. This is achieved by precise and justified introduction of fertilizers and with the opportunity of cost planning.
Comprehensive soil analysis includes determining the basic and additional agrochemical parameters:
- pH soil acidity,
- humus content of the soil,
- the content of available forms of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium,
- the content of calcium, magnesium, sulfur,
- the content of such microelements as zinc, manganese, copper, iron, boron, molybdenum, cobalt,
- soil texture,
- salinity and alkalinity.
Determining all these parameters helps find out the potential of the soil and optimize the mineral nutrition of plants. A mineral fertilizer application plan and if necessary, a melioration measure plan are developed based on these analyses.