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Soil analysis

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In agriculture, a soil test is the analysis of a soil sample to determine nutrient and contaminated content, composition, and other characteristics such as the acidity or pH level. A soil test can determine fertility, or the expected growth potential of the soil which indicates nutrient deficiencies, potential toxicities from excessive fertility and inhibitions from the presence of non-essential trace minerals. (Wikipedia)

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Analytical methods
Soil chemicophysical properties
Soil chemistry
Soil fertility

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Soil testing

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