FRST Fact Sheet

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

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

This 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.

FRST Facilitated Submissions

  • Fisher, T. R., Lyons, S. E., Roth, J. A., Fisher, T. E. (2021). Legacy Phosphorus and Potassium Correlation Experiments: Qulin, Missouri. Ag Data Commons.
  • 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.
  • 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 Commons.
  • Slaton, Nathan A.; Pearce, Austin W.; Lyons, Sarah E.; Drescher, Gerson L.; Smartt, Alden D. (2022). Soybean Yield Response to Fertilizer-Phosphorus Rate on Soils having different Mehlich-3 Phosphorus Values in Arkansas. Ag Data Commons.
  • 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. 


  • 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. and Spargo, J.T. (2022), Defining relative yield for soil test correlation and calibration trials in the fertilizer recommendation support tool. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.. Accepted Author Manuscript.
  • 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 USAAgric Environ Lett, 6, e20008.
  • 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 researchSoil Science Society of America Journal, 86, 19– 33.
  • 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 Sci. Soc. Am. J. 1−14.
  • 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.