No 2(3) 2000r. CONTENTS

l. lntroducti on 5
2. Soil testing in countries 6
2.1 lntroduction 6
2.2 SoiI testing in The Czech Republic 6
2.3 SoiI testing in Latvia 10
2.4 Soil testing in Poland 18
2.5 Soil testing in The SlovakRepublic .23
2.6 Soil testing in The United Kingdom .28
3. Comparison of soi l testing methods 32
3.1 Methods of soil analysis .32
3.2 General characteristics of soils .33
3.3 Comparison of soiI acidity measurements 35
3.4 Comparison of soil test for avaiIable phosphorus 37
3.5 Comparison of soil test for available potassium 42
3.6 Comparison of soil test for avaiIable magnesium .46
4. lmplications for fertiIizer recommendations 51
4.1 lntroduction 51
4.2 Comparison of extraction methods 51
4.3 Comparison of calibration schemes 55
4.4 Possibility of common approach to fertiIizer recommendation system 59
5. References 60

 
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