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Why do you need to take a soil sample? How do you take a good soil sample? How often do you need to sample?
Soil color and structure, the presence of biological activity like earthworms and dung beetles, rooting resistance, and soil smell can help farmers and ranchers determine the health of their soils.
A percolation (perc) test is a soil test used to determine the adsorption of water into the soil. The perc test is also very important in agriculture because soil drainage can affect production of crops, including fruits and pecans.