Document Type

Soil Testing and Fertilizers

Publication Date



The Mehlich 1 and 3 soil test extractants are the most widely used in laboratories of the southern United States today. Tennessee began using the Mehlich 1 extractant in December, 1981. Existing soil test calibration data in Tennessee are based on the Mehlich 1 soil test extractant,1,2 which became available in 1953.

Publication Number

W229 08/09 10-0043

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