Critical Guidelines: #
- Before a soil sample is taken the soil surface must be cleared of debris, leaves and fertilizer.
- To obtain a proportionate distribution of samples, they should be taken by walking diagonally through the orchard.
- A composite soil sample of the topsoil (0 – 300mm) as well as the subsoil (300 – 600mm) at the marked trees should be sampled.
- Samples from different orchards should not be combined.