• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Resource for Soil Testing?  RSS feed

 
Courtney Siebken
Posts: 14
Location: Seattle, WA
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Does anyone know of a soil analysis lab in the PNW? I know king county residents get 5 free tests, but I'm looking for something for property in Snohomish County, preferably that doesn't break the bank. I found: http://www.soiltestlab.com/2012-10-10-20-11-48.html# but it looks like a basic test is $40, and I probably need to get at least 5 different samples analyzed. Maybe I'll just have to suck it up??
 
John Wolfram
Posts: 652
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
23
trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It's not in the PNW, but U.Mass does soil tests for $15, and you can fit a bunch of soil samples into a $6 USPS flat rate box.
UMass Soil Test
 
tel jetson
steward
Posts: 3381
Location: woodland, washington
81
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I've always used A&L Western Agricultural Laboratories. price hasn't been a primary consideration, though.
 
Courtney Siebken
Posts: 14
Location: Seattle, WA
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It looks like both of those are about the same price, around $15 a sample. Thanks!!
 
Bryant RedHawk
garden master
Posts: 2839
Location: Vilonia, Arkansas - Zone 7B/8A stoney, sandy loam soil pH 6.5
233
chicken dog forest garden hugelkultur hunting toxin-ectomy
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Usually your county extension service does soil testing for a nominal fee. Check with some of the universities in your area, most likely they are the location for the extension service.
 
Poop goes in a willow feeder. Wipe with this tiny ad:
Composting Chickens Comic (e)Book - The Ulitmate Guide to Compsting with Chickens - Digital Download
https://permies.com/t/66064/digital-market/digital-market/Composting-Chickens-Comic-Book-Ulitmate
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!