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  Document CR-2274 Oklahoma Agricultural Soil Test Summary 2009-2013

By Hailin Zhang and Barbara McCray. This summary may provide a valuable index of the soil fertility status of Oklahoma farmland, but soil samples need to be collected and analyzed for an individual field to better manage soil fertility and to correct soil acidity problems.

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  Document E-1003 Oklahoma Homeowner's Handbook for Soil and Nutrient Management

By Hailin Zhang and William Raun. This circular includes information for interpreting and diagnosing the needs and problems of soil and nutrient management encountered in the yard and garden. Revised June 2016.

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  Document E-1039 Oklahoma Soil Fertility Handbook

This handbook includes information about soil problems, fertilizer, soil research, precision nutrient management and much more.

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  Document E-996 No-Till Cropping Systems in Oklahoma

By Jason Warren and many others. This circular discusses the benefits; equipment needed; economics; weed, disease and insect management; crops and cover crops of no-till cropping systems.

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  Document HLA-6612 Turf Irrigation Water Quality: A Concise Guide

By Justin Moss and Michael Kress. This Fact Sheet helps turf managers assess their irrigation water by using four key water properties that are listed on water reports and four key soil properties listed on soil salinity and texture reports.

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  Document HLA-6613 Turf Irrigation Water Quality: A Reference Guide

By Justin Moss, Michael Kress and Andrew Childers. This guide is designed to familiarize people with water quality language and instrumentation.

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  Document L-241 Testing Services and Price List: Soil, Water & Forage Analytical Laboratory

This brochure describes the services, and prices, provided by the Soil, Water & Forage Analytical Laboratory. Revised December 2013.

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  Document L-249 Soil Testing...the Right First Step

This brochure discusses what a soil test is, when you should have your soil tested, and the benefits of a soil test. Reviewed July 2016.

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  Document L-256 Livestock and Poultry Drinking Water Quality: Understanding Your Water Test Report

By Hailin Zhang. This brochure discusses water testing for livestock and poultry, and how to interpret the results. Revised June 2016.

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  Document L-296 Understanding Your Household Water Test Report

By Hailin Zhang. This brochure explains the water test report recieved from the OSU Soil, Water, and Forage Analytical Laboratory. Revised July 2016.

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  Document L-323 Understanding Your Irrigation Water Test Report

This leaflet discusses the factors of a water test report and how to read the results. Revised July 2016.

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  Document L-420 Water Quality Testing and Fish Health

By Marley Beem and Hailin Zhang. This brochure discusses how water quality can affect the health of fish. Reviewed September 2016.

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  Document L-447 Phosphorus Removal Structures

By Chad Penn. This leaflet discusses methods, cost and design of phosphorus removal structures. These structures help the environment by removing phosphorus before it reaches waterways.

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  Document Oklahom*A*Syst Worksheet #1: Site Assessment: Protecting Water Quality Around Your Home

This worksheet will help you evaluate important physical characteristics of your home-site, such as soils, geology, depth to ground water, and distance to surface water. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document PSS-2207 How to Get a Good Soil Sample

By Hailin Zhang and Brian Arnall. This fact sheet outlines some specific considerations which should be taken into account to get the greatest benefit from soil testing. January 2014.

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  Document PSS-2271 Soil-based Septic System Decisions in Oklahoma

By Sergio Abit, Jr. This fact sheet discusses septic system decisions for Oklahoma, keeping soil qualities in mind.

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  Document PSS-2276 Background Metal Concentrations in Oklahoma Soils

By Hailin Zhang and Jackie Lee Schroder. This fact sheet discusses background metal concentraions in soils in Oklahoma.

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  Document PSS-2278 Using the GreenSeeker Handheld Sensor and Sensor-Based Nitrogen Rate Calculator

By Joy Abit and Brian Arnall.  The Sensor-based Nitrogen Rate Calculator (SBNRC) is a free on-line sensor-based nitrogen (N) recommendation calculator. This web-based application was developed at Oklahoma State University and has been documented to increase profit of winter wheat production through either the reduction of N fertilizer inputs without loss of yield or an increase in yields with increased N fertilizer.

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  Document PSS-2401 Classification of Irrigation Water Quality

By Hailin Zhang. This fact sheet discusses water quality classification from irrigation. Revised July 2016.

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  Document PSS-2901 Procedures Used by OSU Soil, Water and Forage Analytical Laboratory

By Hailin Zhang and Kendal Henderson. The Soil, Water, and Forage Analytical Laboratory (SWAFL), located in the basement of Agriculture Hall at OSU, was established to meet the soil, plant, and water quality testing needs of farmers, ranchers, homeowners, and consultants throughout the state. Revised August 2016.

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