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 agent for a free soil sample kit or call your local library to see if they have them available. For local contacts see below under “State Cooperative Extension Offices.” VCE has extensive files on soil testing, http://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/452/452-129/452-129.html and http://www.soiltest.vt.edu/

In Maryland, the Maryland Cooperative Extension Office no longer does the testing but has a list of private soil testers who will do it for a fee plus extensive information on soil testing on their web site. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/soils/soil-testing

The Washington DC Cooperative Extension Service does not conduct the test but provides a link to a lab.  https://www.udc.edu/causes/causes-landgrant-centers/center-for-urban-agriculture-gardening-education/soil-testing/

Produced and written in January 2015 by Peggy Riccio, pegplant.com; Updated June 2019; Copyright Peggy Riccio, pegplant.com

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