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Buy a PH tester before you decide to lay some lime. I was going to buy $100 bucks worth and i tested my soil and did not even need lime. It was a good deal
 

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I bought a $15 ph tester and tested my soil then had a landscaping company test my soil to see how accurate my ph tester was. They were darn near the same.
 
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that will tell you the ph but if you send it out they can tell you how much and what flavor fertilizer you need to put down. maybe you need more organics or something.
 

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those ph testers work but like ronn said they wont tell you what you need to add otherwise do the soil samples if you skimp in the begining your going to pay through the nose the whole rest of the time
 

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There's alot of difference in lime also, some limes take a couple of years to dissolve. I've been told to use a powder or water mix and spray the lime as this works faster. Like ronn said, the more we learn the better our $ go. This plot planting, there is a lot to it and many reasons for it to fail. Read everything you can before spending. The first thing I will do for any new food plot is to kill everything and start with a weed seed free soil and get the lime to it and disk it in. Even with a 7.6 ph I could tell the difference in plant growth with unlimed areas. Clovers put nitrogen into the soil so you should use a fertilizer with a low first number after plants are established. Keep the weeds out and hope mother nature puts down some rain after seeding.
 
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It does not have a name on the tester. I bought mine at my local farm store. My cousin just bought one at K-Mart. I am not sure how his works.
 

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I just read an article that said 85% of hunters first food plot will fail. I just planted my first food plot two weeks ago. Lets hope I land in the 15%. Where can you send a soil sample into to find out all that information?
 

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your local conservation dept should be able to help and whitetail institute does it also
 

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I bought a $20.00 ph tester, it seems to read 7.2-7.6 no matter where I test?? I need to have the soil tested as suggested here.
 

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