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Author(s):Carrow, R. N.; Stowell, L.; Gelernter, W.; Davis, S.; Duncan, R. R.; Skorulski, J.
Author Affiliation:Carrow: Professor, Turfgrass Science, University of Georgia, Griffin, Georgia; Stowell and Gelernter: Founders, Pace Turfgrass Research Institute, San Diego, California; Davis: Senior Sales Representative, Bayer Environmental Science, Gulf Breeze, Florida; Duncan: Founder, Turf Ecosystems, San Antonio, Texas; and Skorulski: Agronomist, Northeastern Region, USGA Green Section, Palmer, Massachusetts
Title:Clarifying soil testing: II. Choosing SLAN extractants for macronutrients
Article Series:Clarifying soil testing: Part 2
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 72, No. 1, January 2004, p. 189-193.
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
# of Pages:5
Series:Clarifying soil testing
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Laboratory methods; Chemical properties of soil; Soil testing; Macronutrients; Extraction; Nutrient availability; Saturation; Cations; Ratios
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the potential importance of "using the proper extractants for soil testing," explaining that "the chemical components of [alternative water sources] can cause dynamic changes in soil nutrient status and induce nutrient imbalances." Discusses two approaches to soil testing, "the sufficiency level of available nutrients (SLAN) [which] assesses the levels of plant-available macronutrients...and micronutrients...within a soil sample and provides important information on the soil's ability to supply a nutrient to the plant [and] the basic cation saturation ratio (BCSR) or [maintenance level] approach [which] determines the percentage of cation saturation levels on the cation exchange capacity (CEC) sites...[and] provides information on nutrient balances." Explains that "when properly used, these methods complement each other and provide more information than each one alone." Discusses chemical extractants, explaining that "the primary reason for many different extractants is that most were developed for soil conditions within a state or region." Suggests that "by far the better approach for determining the plant-available nutrient of a soil is the SLAN...using appropriate chemical extractants." Addresses specific nutrients, including phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. Lists key application points, such as "soil tests will not be accurate if the chemical extractant used is not appropriate for the soil conditions."
See Also:See also Part 1, "Clarifying soil testing: I. Saturated paste and dilute extracts", Golf Course Management, 71(9) September 2003, p. 81-85, R=90353 R=90353

See also Part 3, "Clarifying soil testing: III. SLAN sufficiency ranges and recommendations", Golf Course Management, 72(1) January 2004, p. 194-198, R=93213 R=93213
Note:Includes sidebars, "Soil fractions", p. 190, and "Soil test information", p. 191
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Carrow, R. N., L. Stowell, W. Gelernter, S. Davis, R. R. Duncan, and J. Skorulski. 2004. Clarifying soil testing: II. Choosing SLAN extractants for macronutrients. Golf Course Manage. 72(1):p. 189-193.
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