The A300 Part 2 standard addresses the following items:

Soil Management (Fertilization)

a. Modification section

  • Evaluating site soil condition practices
  • Managing soil organic matter content practices
  • Incorporation of soil amendments
  • Compaction – prevention and mitigation practices
  • Mechanical soil loosening
  • Surface application of organic mulch

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b. Fertilization section

  • Soil reaction (pH) adjustment
  • Fertilization practices
  • Calculations for fertilization area
  • Fertilization applications

Note: The Fertilization section recognizes and provides standards for basic fertilization methods:

  • Surface fertilization: The application of dry fertilizer on the soil surface.
  • Subsurface dry fertilization: The application of dry fertilizer below the soil surface.
  • Subsurface liquid fertilizer injection: The application of liquid fertilizer below the soil surface.
  • Alternative fertilization: A number of techniques that may include spraying a liquid directly on the foliage, injecting a liquid directly into the plant, or implanting a solid directly into the plant.

Advisory Notice:

Surface application shall not be made where surface runoff is likely to occur.

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c. Drainage section:

  • Mitigation of impenetrable layers
  • Mitigation/adjustment of surface drainage
  • Mitigation/adjustment of subsurface drainage

Part 2 Soil Management Resources: