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Soil Testing Laboratory Fees

Fee Schedule
Effective January 1, 2019

Routine Soil Analysis1 $8.00 per sample
New Organic Matter, total Carbon,
total Nitrogen2
$2.00-$4.00
per sample
Routine Plant Analysis3 $15.00 per sample
Mechanical Texture $20.00 per sample

Cost for other analyses are available upon request. Ask about bulk pricing.

1Routine Soil Analysis includes: pH, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, sodium, and lime/fertilizer recommendations. Cation exchange capacity (CEC) calculations will also be included. Total soluble salts (TSS) will be included on all samples coded for horticultural crops.

2Organic matter, total N, and total C with routine soil analysis is $2.00 per sample. Without routine soil analysis the charge for OM/%N/%C is $4.00 per sample.

3Routine Plant Analysis includes: nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese, iron, and boron.

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