Soil Tests

The Virginia Tech Soil Testing Laboratory in Blacksburg, VA, will test your soil samples for a fee. Contact your local Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) agent for a free soil sample kit or call your local library to see if they have the kits available. VCE has extensive files on soil testing, and

In Maryland, the University of Maryland no longer does the testing but the University of Maryland’s Extension Home and Garden Information Center has a list of private soil testers who will do it for a fee plus extensive information on soil testing on their web site.

The Washington DC Cooperative Extension Service does not conduct the test.

Meadows Farms Nurseries is now selling The Farmer’s Soil Analysis Kits for a fee. They have many locations in the DC metro area.

Produced and written in January 2015 by Peggy Riccio,; Updated March 2021; Copyright Peggy Riccio,

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