Relevance of Soil Testing to Agriculture and the Environment


Task Force Chair

Eugene Kamprath

Task Force Author(s)

Douglas Beegle
Paul Fixen
Steven Hodges
Brad Joern
Antonio Mallarino
Robert Miller
J. Thomas Sims
Raymond Ward
Ann Wolf
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This issue paper helps pinpoint factors that need to be considered as farmers and others use soil tests as a guide to protecting the environment while producing economical food. The issue paper provides perspective on the increasingly important role of soil tests, which farmers have long used in making crop production decisions. Chair: Eugene J. Kamprath, Department of Soil Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. IP15, June 2000, 12 pp., FREE. Available online ( AND in print (515-292-2125; fee for shipping/handling).


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