Spring Soil Samples

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**It’s non-peak soil testing season April through Thanksgiving which means no fee.

Submit your soil samples to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agronomic Services lab in Raleigh and include a soil information form with your sample. 

With warmer temperatures, gardeners are ready to get their hands in the soil and visit local nurseries. It’s a great idea to have your soil tested or analyzed to see if the pH and nutrient levels are where they need to be. Rather than write it all down, I made a short video (around 7 minutes) to show how this should be done. The video includes filling out the paperwork, taking the sample and preparing the sample for shipping. Check out the video on YouTube.

Samples processed during peak-season December 1 through March 31 should include a $4 per sample fee charge.

For more info, contact the Agronomic Services Division at 919-664-1600 or your local Extension office.