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SOIL TESTING
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SOIL TESTING

 The following tests are available:


Standard Fertility Tests

Sample kits are available for each test from us, from UVM Extension offices, and from some garden stores (have your local store contact us if you'd like it to carry soil kits).  These kits include a mailer, sample bag, and information form.  Turn-around time is estimated to be seven to ten business days.

When using the mailer, place the soil sample in the plastic bag (half full), then place the plastic bag along with the information form and a check made out to "UVM Testing Service Fund" in the envelope, seal the envelope, and add the proper postage.

You may also download a form and mail the sample in your own plastic bag.

If you are submitting a number of samples, it might be easier to put all the samples and forms (for field crops, us the multiple fields form) in a box, rather than use the individual mailers. Be sure the plastic sample bags are labeled so that we can match the bag with the corresponding form.


Results will be mailed to you between 9-14 days after we receive the samples.

Field Crops:

includes pH; organic matter, available aluminum, boron, calcium, copper, iron,  magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur and zinc;   % Base Saturation; effective CEC;  and fertility recommendations 

  $14.00

 

Commercial Vegetable and Small Fruit:

includes pH; organic matter, available aluminum, boron, calcium, copper, iron,  magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur and zinc;   % Base Saturation; effective CEC;  Ca:Mg:K ratio and fertility recommendations 

$14.00

 

Home Grounds:

includes pH, organic matter, available P, Mg, K, Ca, and Al; micronutrients (iron, manganese, copper, boron and sodium); effective CEC; and fertility recommendations

 $14.00

Heavy Metals Option (available only as an add-on to one of the above soil tests):

Provides lead, nickel, cadmium and chromium results that can be used as a preliminary screening to determine possible contamination

$10.00

Pre Sidedress Nitrate Test:

for accurate N fertilizer recommendations for corn

$8.00

 



  For other tests not listed, please inquire or consult the listing of alternative labs. All the university labs listed perform various other soil tests.

 

Last modified July 01 2014 01:14 PM

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