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Soil Testing-Additional Information

All Analytical Services

Restricted Soil Information

Soil Analysis:

Sampling information:

For soil analyses, we follow methods from the Soil Survey Laboratory Methods Manual developed by the National Soil Survey Center (National Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture). We also follow the Recommended Soil Testing for the Northeastern United States.

Selected partial list of soil analyses offered:

  • Soil Fertility Test Package #2 [Modified Morgan, Mehlich I, or Mehlich III extractable Includes: Al, As, B, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, S, Sr, Zn; pH; buffer pH and organic matter
  • Pre-Side dress Nitrogen Test (PSNT), nitrate only
  • Organic matter
  • Total carbon/nitrogen/hydrogen
  • Inorganic carbon
  • Heavy Metals and Trace Elements (includes Lead) Includes: Al, As, B, Ba, Be, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, P, Pb, S, Se, Sr, Ti, V, Zn
  • Ag analysis (silver in soil)
  • Chloride analysis
  • Hot water-soluble boron
  • Particle size distribution
  • Moisture retention curve
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