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Publication #SL394

Phosphorus Index Test Form1

Rao S. Mylavarapu, William d'Angelo, and Nancy Wilkinson2

This document is the Phosphorus Index Test Form used by the UF/IFAS Extension Analytical Services Laboratories. The sheet provides details about collecting samples and testing fees. To download the form, visit http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/SS/SS59600.pdf.

The Phosphorus Index Test Form must accompany soil samples submitted to the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory. This form allows for the following tests:

1. Standard Soil Fertility Test and Phosphorus Capacity Index Test (pH, lime requirement, K, Ca, and Mg)

2. Phosphorus Capacity Index Test (Mehlich-3 extraction method) [pH, P, Al, Fe (capacity index of soil)]

Footnotes

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This document is SL394, one of a series of the Soil and Water Science Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date: November 2013. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Rao S. Mylavarapu, professor, Department of Soil and Water Science; William d'Angelo, lab manager, UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Lab, and Nancy Wilkinson, assistant manager, UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Lab; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.