Episode 141. The PLFA Soil Test

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Kara Kroeger, a sustainable agriculture specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable-agriculture program, talks with soil specialist Lance Gunderson about the PLFA soil test.

The conversation is the second of two that Kara and Lance have had on ATTRA: Voices from the Field concerning soil tests – last week’s podcast featured Lance’s take on the Haney test. You can find the link to that podcast in the notes below.

This week, they discuss the scientific basis of the PLFA, when it’s appropriate, and a number of the ways in which it’s scored.

Kara works out of NCAT’s Southwest Regional Office in San Antonio, Texas, and Lance is the founder of Regen Ag Lab in Pleasanton, Nebraska.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Kara directly at karak@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Soils and Compost

The Haney Soil Test

Other Resources:

Haney Test Interpretation Guide

Regen Ag Lab website

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