Understanding Your Report

Your Soil Test Report from the University of Minnesota Soil Testing Laboratory contains a lot of information.  To help you understand your report and use the information effectively, interpretation guidelines have been prepared for the three different types of Soil Test Reports.

Each of the guidelines goes through an Example Soil Test Report, reviews the information contained in the different sections of the report, explains technical terms, provides links to additional sources of soil fertility information, and highlights the bottom line: what does the report tell you to do to improve plant nutrition in your field or garden.