This isn't really for the blog; it's more a diary entry so that I can easily find these reports and compare them. But you're welcome to look at the soil tests if you're curious, and i've written some commentary about each field to provide a little context.
When I do a soil test I tell the company what I want to do with the land in the coming year; so these tests reflect what they suggest I change/add from where the field is now to something that might work better for what I'm after this year. the red circles are the primary things that I need to add. You'll notice quite a bit of variation in the field needs.
|Existing alfalfa field|
|the 2014 silage corn field|
|The bottom half of this years corn field|
|This is the field I wrote about earlier, "worst field"|
|This years squash field; pumpkins and acorn squash|
The field above was an area that I planted with pig forage (grass, alfalfa, tillage radishes) but I wasn't happy with it, so I tilled and am replanting with squash for this growing season. At the end of the growing season I'll probably put in winter wheat or barley or other small-grain.