Note: The laboratory is operating normally during the coronavirus outbreak, and we don't anticipate having to close.

soil analysis for farming  

"Simply Soil Testing" provides soil testing
and fertilizer recommendations for your
garden, lawn and landscaping.

  • Useful and easy-to-understand reports
  • 5 business-day turnarounds
  • Customized fertilizer recommendations
  • For both conventional and organic cultivation
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 How to Test Your Soil

1. Print out the Soil Submission Form

2. Collect soil samples from the areas to be tested. Follow the simple recommendations in our Sampling Guide to obtain soil samples that are truly representative of your soil.

3. Choose a soil test option (see table below).

4. Fill out the submission form and send it together with your soil samples and a check to the address listed on the form.

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 Soil Tests and Prices

Basic Soil Test - $16 per sample

Includes pH, lime requirement, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, soluble salts and fertilizer recommendations.

Basic Test + Organic Matter - $20

Basic Test + Fe, Mn, Zn & Cu - $20

(iron, manganese, zinc and copper)

Basic Test + S and B - $24

(sulfur and boron)

Complete Test - $32

All of the tests listed above.

Soil Texture - $16

Percentage of clay, silt, sand and gravel in the soil, and classification of the soil type.

Toxic Metal Testing - $24

Levels of lead, cadmium and arsenic in the soil, and interpretation of the results.

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 Area Farm & Garden Events

 Why Test Your Soil?  Data in the Soil Report
soil testing lab data in the soil report

Nutrient Deficiencies are Common

Conventional N-P-K fertilizers only supply the three major nutrients. They don't correct problems with other nutrients or with the soil pH.

Healthier Plants Produce Better Results

Plants growing in fertile soil tend to be healthier and more resistant to disease, and they tend to be more productive.

Get to the Root of a Problem

Different nutrient deficiency symptoms in plants can appear similar. Soil testing eliminates the guesswork.

Fertilize Economically

Apply only the fertilizer you need, and don't spend money on fertilizer you don't need.

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Soil Levels of Ten Nutrients

If any of the primary, secondary or micro-nutrients are deficient, the report will include fertilizer recommendations.

Soil pH and Lime Recommendations

If your soil is too acidic for your garden or lawn, the report will recommend how much lime to add to your soil.

Organic Matter Content

If you have been adding organic matter to your soil or are considering doing so, you may want to check on the current status.

Recommendations Tailored to Your Plants

The report shows the lime & fertilizer recommendations for your selected plants, along with bar graphs showing actual versus desired nutrient levels.

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sample soil report