FRST Activities

Modernizing Fertilizer Recommendations: Fertilizer Recommendation Support Tool (FRST)

An overview of what the FRST project is, its various phases, and who is involved


National Soil Fertility Survey

A Survey to Evaluate the Current Status of Land Grant University and State Department of Agriculture Soil Fertility Recommendations and Analytical Methods


FRST Legacy Database

Legacy Database Development


Minimum Dataset

Minimum Dataset and Metadata Guidelines for Soil-test Correlation and Calibration Research


Relative Yield

Defining a relative yield calculation for FRST

FRST Legacy Data Collection Guide

This guide provides collaborators with instructions for submitting quality data from past research on crop response to fertilizers.

Submitting Data to FRST

The FRST Data Submission template was developed for submitting data to the FRST National Soil Test Correlation and Calibration Database to facilitate adherence to the published minimum dataset and metadata guidelines.  We encourage anyone collecting soil test correlation and calibration data to use this template.

Submitting Data to Ag Data Commons

USDA Ag Data Commons Website
Ag Data Commons Data Submission – Information needed for data submission to the National Agricultural Library.

FRST Submissions

  • Spargo, J. T., Lyons, S. E., Clark, J. D., Osmond, D. L., Parvej, R. Md., Pearce, A. W., Slaton, N. A., Saffire, D., Alford, S., Allen, T., Arnall, B., Buob, T., Camberato, J. J., Cardon, G., Culman, S, W., Davenport, J. R., Fernandez, F. G., Florence, R., Flynn, R., Franzen, D., Geisseler, D., Grove, J., Hardy, D., Heckman, J., Hopkins, B., Hoskins, B., Hue, N. V., Huluka, G., Jones, C., Jones, K., Kaiser, D. E., Kalmbach, B., Ketterings, Q. M., Laboski, C. A. M., Lessl, J., Lucas, E., Maguire, R., Mahler, R., Mallerino, A., Margenot, A., McGrath, J. M., Miller, R., Moore, A. D., Morris, T. F., Mylavarapu, R., Nathan, M., Nelson, N. O., Norton, J., Pena-Yewtukhiw, E., Pettinelli, D., Provin, T., Radin, A., Ross, D., Saunders, O., Self, J., Shober, A. L., Sonon, L., Sotomayor, D. R., Stammer, A., Steinke, K., Toor, G., Walworth, J., Wang, J. J., Wortmann, C., & Zhang, H. (2022). A survey to evaluate the current status of land grant university and state department of agriculture soil fertility recommendations and analytical methods. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1526506

FRST Facilitated Submissions

  • Jagadamma, S., & Savoy, H. J. (2020). Comparison of four extractants used in soil phosphorus and potassium testing for two soils in a corn-wheat-soybean rotation in Tennessee receiving various amounts of P and K fertilizer. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1519155
  • Rogers, C. W., Dari, B., & Liang, X. (2022). Plant, grain, and soil response of irrigated malt barley as affected by cultivar, phosphorus, and sulfur applications on an alkaline soil. Ag Data Commonshttps://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1526436
  • Slaton, N. A., Pearce, A. W., Lyons, S. E., Drescher, G. L., & Smartt, A. D. (2022). Soybean Yield Response to Fertilizer-Phosphorus Rate on Soils having different Mehlich-3 Phosphorus Values in Arkansas. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1524648
  • Sotomayor, D. R., & Araya, K. (2021). Improved Tropical Forage Fertilizer-P Calibration: In support of FRST to conduct state-level soil-fertility correlation and calibration trials for P and/or K. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1524294

Publications

  • Bolster, C. H., Correndo, A. A., Pearce, A. W., Spargo, J. T., Slaton, N. A., & Osmond, D. L. (2022). A spreadsheet for determining critical soil test values using the modified arcsine-log calibration curve. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 87, 182-189. https://doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20498
  • Pearce, A. W., Slaton, N. A., Lyons, S. E., Bolster, C. H., Bruulsema, T. W., Grove, J. H., Jones, J. D., McGrath, J. M., Miguez, F. E., Nelson, N. O., Osmond, D. L., Parvej, M. R., Pena-Yewtukhiw, E. M. & Spargo, J. T. (2022), Defining relative yield for soil test correlation and calibration trials in the fertilizer recommendation support tool. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 86, 1338-1353. https://doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20450
  • Lyons, S. E., Arthur, D. K., Slaton, N. A., Pearce, A. W., Spargo, J. T., Osmond, D. L., & Kleinman, P. J. A. (2021). Development of a soil test correlation and calibration database for the USA. Agricultural & Environmental Letters, 6. https://doi.org/10.1002/ael2.20058
  • Slaton, N. A., Lyons, S. E., Osmond, D. L., Brouder, S. M., Culman, S. W., Drescher, G., Gatiboni, L. C., Hoben, J., Kleinman, P. J. A., McGrath, J. M., Miller, R. O., Pearce, A., Shober, A. L., Spargo, J. T., & Volenec, J. J. (2022). Minimum dataset and metadata guidelines for soil-test correlation and calibration research. Soil Science Society of America Journal86, 19– 33. https://doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20338
  • Zhang, H, Antonangelo, J, Grove, J, Osmond, D, Slaton, N A, Alford, S, Florence, R, Huluka, G, Hardy, D H, Lessl, J, Maguire, R, Mylavarapu, R, Oldham, J L, Pena-Yewtukhiw, E M, Provin, T, Sonon, L, Sotomayor, D, Wang, J. (2021). Variation in soil-test-based phosphorus and potassium rate recommendations across the southern USA. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 85, 975−988. https://doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20280
  • Lyons, S. E., Osmond, D. L., Slaton, N. A., Spargo, J. T., Kleinman, P. J. A., Arthur, D. K., & McGrath, J. M. (2020). FRST: A national soil testing database to improve fertility recommendations. Agricultural & Environmental Letters, 5. https://doi.org/10.1002/ael2.20008