Free Soil Sampling Program Launched for Indiana Farmers

Indiana’s Mississippi River Basin Soil Sampling Program is now open to applicants. This program includes row crop fields, pastures and specialty crops located within Indiana’s portion of the Mississippi River Basin. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and partners throughout the state worked with the Gulf Hypoxia Program (GHP) to develop a no-cost program focused on increasing the knowledge and use of soil sampling as a nutrient management practice to benefit farm operations. Soil sampling provides an assessment of the soil’s fertility that can be used for making fertilizer application recommendations, assessing available nutrients over time, increasing farmer profitability, and enhancing environmental protection by reducing the risk of nutrient loss.
Related ATTRA publication: Soil Health Indicators and Tests