Soil Sampling

Dalen Spence, 4th block, November 5th,2013

How long will it take for results?

About a week after they are delivered

What do I do with unusual spots in my yard?

Avoid them.

How much does it cost?

Its free in the State of North Carolina.

Where do I send a test for analyzing ?

Agronomic Division Soil Test Lab in Raleigh

How do i correctly perform a soil test in my yard?

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  • Put the sample of your soil in the test tube.

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    Add a few drops of the testing solution.

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  • Shake it well and let the mixture settle for an hour.

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    When the mixture changes color, compare the color with the color included in the test kit.

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    The color on the chart that most closely matches your sample is the pH level of your soil.

  • What information does a soil test give you?

    Determines load-bearing, drainage capabilities,etc.

    Why should a homeowner perform soil testing?

    It determines the need for lime, nitrogen,phosphorus, and potassium.

    What is soil testing ?

    Soil testing is an important management practice on all farms, whether growing vegetables for fresh market or pasture for livestock. It’s nearly impossible to determine what a soil needs to be productive, without a soil analysis. There are many types of soil analyses available depending on what information you are seeking. The most commonly requested analysis is for nutrient content, though you may wish to know what organisms are working in your soil, if there are pesticide residues or determine the particle size analysis.