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Your Soil Is Just Fines


August 13, 2020

What makes one soil well-draining and another soil a seasonal lake? For the most part here in Central Florida, it all comes down to fines. Fines are really small particles, considerably smaller than beach sand. Clay and silt are both examples ... READ MORE

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Tags: Agriculture, Clay, Fines, Silt, Soil

Soil testing is fundamental


January 30, 2018

By Ralph E. Mitchell I have heard that one of our soil’s best attributes is for keeping plants upright - our Florida terra firma takes a great deal of ridicule! “Moon sand” or “beach sand” are common terms used to describe our ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Clay, LANDSCAPE & VEGETABLE GARDEN TEST FORM, Myakka Fine Sand, Organic Matter, Sand, Silt, Soil Testing, University Of Florida/IFAS Soil Lab

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