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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??
 
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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
 
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I've always used A&L Western Agricultural Laboratories. price hasn't been a primary consideration, though.
 
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It looks like both of those are about the same price, around $15 a sample. Thanks!!
 
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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.
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