It is hereby agreed that K Laboratories, Inc. will provide the following services during 2013 to the Ginseng growers:
· Soil testing with complete fertilizer recommendations.
· Plant tissue analysis with complete fertilizer recommendations.
· Production counseling (soil related only).
FALL SOIL TEST & COMPLETE FERTILIZER RECOMMENDATIONS:
Complete soil analysis for fall fertilizer recommendations to assure a healthy garden in the following year.
SPRING SOIL TEST & COMPLETE FERTILIZER RECOMMENDATIONS:
Composite soil samples (please refer to sampling procedures) will be taken from each site
and analyzed for:
pH, Buffer pH, Organic Matter %, ENR, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfur, CEC (% base saturation for Sodium, Hydrogen, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium), Copper, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Boron, Aluminum, and Molybdenum
Corrective dry and liquid fertilizer recommendations will be given based on each soil test.
SUMMER GINSENG PLANT TISSUE ANALYSIS:
In the months of June, July or August, one leaf sample will be taken from each test site and analyzed for:
Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfur, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Boron, Aluminum, and Molybdenum
TEST SITE FOR PROGRAM:
A minimum of ˝ acre per sample test site, and a maximum of 2-acre per sample test site. If
you have 3 acres of ginseng garden, you should take 2 test sites (for example, 1-1/2 acres per sample test site). The age of the garden (1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, and 4th year) would each
be considered a separate test site.
New garden soil test and recommendations are not included in the program. You need not send fall soil if you have used K Labs test and recommendations in your new garden. The fall soil test will be included in next year’s seedling tests.
TIMING TYPE OF SAMPLE
Fall Ginseng Soil Analysis
Early Spring Ginseng Soil Analysis
June, July, or August Ginseng Plant Tissue Analysis (1 sample)
Note: Please follow sample timing very carefully. Soil from 4th and 5th year gardens must be tested even if you plan to dig it out.
$250.00 per test site or single garden (1 test site =$250.00, 2 test sites = $500,
3 test sites = $750). Additional or extra sample = $125/sample.
Ginseng Crop Monitoring Program: 50% due at the time of contract sign-up, and the remainder by May 1, 2013. There will be no refund after January 1, 2012.
Extra soil and plant samples (samples from fields not included in contract) analyzed will be billed upon receipt of laboratory report and recommendation.
NUMBER OF SITES IN PROGRAM AND PAYMENT AGREEMENT:
The number of sites under this contract is _________ and is located at
_________________________________________________. The client,
_______________________________________ agrees to pay a total of $___________for these services. The amount of $ ___________ is due
at sign-up, and the second and final payment of $____________ is due
on June 1,
It is understood that K Laboratories, Inc. will assume no responsibility regarding the applica- tion of chemicals and fertilizers recommended, and that the proper application is the sole responsibility of the client.
Client Dr. Akhtar Khwaja, Ph.D,CPAg/SS