The basic soil test includes soil pH, buffer value, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium all for the price of $7.00 per sample. The Basic Plus soil test is all the above with zinc, manganese, iron, copper, sodium and boron for $15.00. Pre-sidedress nitrate (PSNT), organic matter and soluble salts is also offered. A container media analysis is useful to greenhouse growers in determining fertility of soil-less mixtures. Turnaround is typically 2 to 5 days and results are routinely mailed but can be e-mailed or faxed.
Test results are used to formulate research-based, cost effective lime and fertilizer recommendations specific to the type of crop or plant and yield desired. (View a soil sample test report with an explanation of recommendations.) To assist growers with their soil fertility needs, county agents and extension agents are available statewide to help with any management decisions related to soil test recommendations. Also, please review the publication, "Soil Testing and More" for information on soil testing and recommendations.
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Please refer to the Soil, Plant and Pest Center Fee Schedule.* The fees are effective January 1, 2011.
County Soil Surveys (partial list) compiled by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
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