Video 1. Taking a Soil Sample – Best Practice

Video 1. Taking a Soil Sample  – Best Practice

Tim outlines the key steps to taking good soil samples in this short video.

For further information on soil sampling refer to FAI’s technical bulletin:

Full Technical Bulletin – Soil Samplinbg – Why & How





  1. Have a farm map with each field clearly numbered
  2. Avoid sampling fields that received P or K in the last 3 months or lime in the last 2 years
  3. Classify soils as either mineral or peat soils
  4. Avoid unusual areas (gate ways / dung paths tec..) & sample to 10cm every time
  5. Soil sample labels should correspond to fields numbers on the map
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