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Soil Sample
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Length: 4:29

If your garden or lawn doesn't seem as healthy as it should be, a soil test is probably in order. Ed Billingsley, an agriculturalist and County Extension Director for the University of Illinois Extension in Williamson County, demonstrates how to conduct a soil sample test using either a soil probe (available from your local Extension office) or an ordinary shovel. After collecting your soil sample, Billingsley advises that you take the sample to a nursery or farm store for analysis and interpretation. The nursery or farm store also should be able to suggest actions you can take to improve your soil.

Host: Ed Billingsley
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Link To video segment: Episode: 522