Soil Testing

Soil Testing

Soil testing is a valuable tool in determining the current condition of your soil and what amendments are needed, if any, to bring it into balance. This can result in better production and more efficient use of nutrients providing savings in your fertilization program. Analysis includes Cation Exchange Capacity (C.E.C. or what quantity of nutrients the tested soil can hold), pH, organic matter content, and levels of Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium, and Magnesium. It also includes the base saturation percentage (what percentage of C.E.C. is currently filled) for Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium. Recommendations are then made using natural products and include the amount and type of lime needed, if any.

To send soil in to be sampled take 8-10 5” probes of soil in area to be tested, mix together, and place approximately 1 pint of mixture in a plastic zip lock bag. Be sure to identify whether the test is for garden, lawn or field. If for field, also tell us what crop was planted last year and what crop will be planted this year. Allow at least two weeks for results. Payment required with soil sample.

BASIC SOIL TEST: $20.00 per sample

MICRONUTRIENT PACKAGE: Additional tests for iron, copper, manganese, boron, sulfur, and zinc. Deficiencies in these micronutrients may keep other nutrients from being available to plants. $20.00 per sample

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