Soil Testing is for Homeowners, Too

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler is encouraging homeowners with warm season lawns; Bermuda, centipede, St. Augustine, Zoysia and the like, to have a soil test done by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Agronomics Division.

A soil test will assist homeowners in early season fertilization needs, as well as learning the soil’s pH level.  Adjusting the pH, usually with an application of lime, will assist the fertilizer in working better.

To learn more visit ncagr.gov and click on the link for the Agronomic Services Division.

Until the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, soil testing is free.


A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.

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