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Fertiliser is the most expensive input on most farms – so you can’t afford to make mistakes or get ripped off through ignorance. Go to the appropriate place to get the soil test kit. Soil testing labs, fertiliser companies or stock and station produce stores have them and so do some vet clinics. In the kit will be a set of plastic bags and instructions. They will also give you a returnable soil auger.
You need to find out whether the pesticides you use require you to become an “approved handler”.