On a separate test portion of soil, the pH in a 1 mol/l KCl soil suspension (pHKCl) is determined. When pHKCl is < 6,5, titratable actual acidity (TAA) is then determined. Subsequently, potassium chloride extractable sulfur (SKCl), calcium (CaKCl), and magnesium (MgKCl) can also be determined. Where jarosite is identified in the soil (or where pHKCl is < 4,5), net acid-soluble sulfur (SNAS) is determined by the difference between hydrochloric acid extractable sulfur (SHCl) and potassium chloride extractable sulfur. On samples where pHKCl is < 6,5, acid neutralizing capacity is determined by measuring either inorganic carbon (CIN) by combustion furnace, or ANCBT (ANC measured by back-titration of acid remaining following an acid digest).