Submit A Sample | Soil & Soil Health Analysis

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What type of soil sample do you need?

Depending on your answer, you’ll use 1 of our 2 soil sampling procedures.
Important: soil sampling procedure varies based on test type. Be sure to follow the directions for your test carefully.

Traditional Soil Testing

(For all other soil sample tests)

Routine Soil Analysis

Also includes tests such as:

  • Routine + Chloride
  • Complete Routine + Boron
  • Complete + Chloride
  • NPK
  • NPK, Organic Matter, CEC, S
  • Alfalfa/Clover Special
  • Soil Nitrate
  • Subsoil Nitrate + Sulfur
  • Salinity (Saturated Paste Extract)
  • Saturated Paste + EC

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Soil Health Sampling
Haney Test + PLFA

Also includes tests such as:

  • Soil Respiration
  • Enzymes, POX-C
  • (ppm) Soil
  • Wet Aggregate Stability
  • Available Water Holding Capacity
  • Total Nutrient Digestion

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Not sure what type of soil sample you need?

Here are a few we’d recommend:

Routine Soil Analysis

$19.00 USD

The test that covers (almost) everything! We recommend this to everyone from commercial crop producers to home gardeners … anyone who needs to know what’s in their soil! This test measures pH, buffer pH, sum of cations (CEC), base saturation (%), soluble salts, organic matter, nitrate-nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, zinc, iron, manganese and copper.

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PLFA

$80.00 USD

Click here to view more information about the PLFA test.

Another popular option, this test looks for phospholipid fatty acids, or PLFA. Analyzing PLFA gives you critical information about your soil’s microbial health. Environmental conditions such as temperature and moisture can alter this microbial community. Knowing how these changes occur over time gives our producers the ability to compare various management techniques and how they affect the health of these microbes.

(Total bacteria (Gram (+), Gram (-)), Total Fungi (Arbuscular Mycorrhizae, Saprophytes) Protozoa, Undifferentiated Microorganisms)

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Haney Test

$49.50 USD

Click here to view more information about the Haney Test.

One of our most requested tests, this unique process measures and analyzes biological activity in your soil and the availability of key nutrients. The Haney Test goes beyond traditional soil testing to assess the overall health and vitality of your soil.

(Soil Respiration; H2O Extract: Ammonium-Nitrogen, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Total Nitrogen, Total Organic Carbon, Total Organic Nitrogen; H3A | Extract: Nitrate-Nitrogen, Ammonium-Nitrogen, Inorganic Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, Inorganic Phosphorus, Organic Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Sulfur, Aluminum; pH, Excess Lime Rating, Soluble Salts, Organic Matter)

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Some Other Traditional Soil Testing Package Options

Total Nutrient Digestion

(Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper,
Boron, Molybdenum)

$33.75 USD

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Routine + Chloride

$22.25 USD

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Complete Routine + Boron

(pH, Buffer pH, Sum of Cations (CEC), Base Saturation (%), Soluble Salts, Organic Matter,
Nitrate-Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfur, Zinc, Iron,
Manganese, Copper, Boron)

$22.25 USD

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Complete + Chloride

$25.00 USD

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NPK

$14.00 USD

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NPK, Organic Matter, CEC, S

$16.00 USD

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Alfalfa/Clover Special

(pH, Buffer pH, Sum of Cations (CEC), Soluble Salts, Base Saturation (%), Organic Matter, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfur, Boron)

$18.00 USD

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Soil Nitrate

$4.75 USD

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Subsoil Nitrate + Sulfur

$5.50 USD

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Salinity (Saturated Paste Extract)

(SAR, Electrical Conductivity, pH, Bicarbonate, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfur, Chloride)

$24.75 USD

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Saturated Paste + EC

(SAR, Electrical Conductivity, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium)

$17.60 USD

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Some other Soil Health Sampling Package Options

Soil Respiration Test

$25.00 USD

The soil respiration test is a measure of the microbial biomass in the soil and is related to soil fertility and the potential for microbial activity.

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Enzymes

$25.00 USD
(per enzyme, per sample)

Soil microbes create and release soil enzymes to aid in the decomposition of organic matter and promote nutrient cycling in the soil. Analyzing enzymes allows for earlier trends in nutrient cycling to be detected between different management strategies or year-to-year comparisons.

(β-glucosidase (BG) – Carbon Cycle, N-Acetyl-β-glucosaminidase (NAG) – Nitrogen Cycle, Alkaline Phosphatase (AlkP) – Phosphorus Cycle, Acid Phosphatase (AcP) – Phosphorus Cycle, Phosphodiesterase (PHD) – Phosphorus Cycle, Arylsulfatase (ARS) – Sulfur Cycle)

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POX-C, (ppm) Soil

$20.00 USD

Permanganate oxidizable carbon (POX-C) is an analysis that quantifies the labile carbon in the soil. Understanding changes in soil organic carbon is an early indicator of impacts of soil management decisions.

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Wet Aggregate Stability

$30.00 USD

This analysis measures how easily a soil aggregate breaks down when exposed to water, which provides information on the soil’s resistance to water and wind erosion.

(% Aggregate Stability, 1-2 mm fraction; % Aggregate Stability of Bulk Soil, 1-2 mm fraction)

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Available Water Holding Capacity

$25.00 USD

The available water holding capacity (AWC) analysis quantifies the total plant available water a soil can hold and thus provide to a growing crop.

(Measured at Field Capacity (0.1 bar) and Wilting Point (15 bar))

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Total Nutrient Digestion

$33.75 USD

The total nutrient digest analysis quantifies the total values of elements in a soil, which includes both plant available and unavailable nutrient pools.

(Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Boron, Molybdenum)

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Looking for individual analyses?

Soil Analysis

Updated October 13, 2020. All prices are subject to change without notice.
All prices are in USD.

Download the Soil Analysis Prices

Soil Analysis Packages
S-1 BASIC $14.00
S-101 BASIC + OM + S $16.00
S-4 ROUTINE $19.00
S-401 ROUTINE PLUS CHLORIDE $22.25
S-5 COMPLETE ROUTINE PLUS BORON $22.25
S-501 COMPLETE PLUS CHLORIDE $25.00
S-7 ALFALFA/CLOVER SPECIAL $18.00
S-9 SOIL NITRATE $4.75
S-901 SUBSOIL NITRATE PLUS SULFUR $5.50
S-10 SALINITY (SATURATED PASTE EXTRACT) $24.75
S-11 SATURATED PASTE PLUS EC $17.60
Individual Soil Analysis
  ALUMINUM (KCl or MEHLICH 3) $7.50
  AMMONIUM (KCl) $6.60
  BORON (Hot Water) $5.75
  BULK DENSITY $12.25
  CALCIUM CARBONATE (CaCO3) $21.75
  Cations (K, Ca, Mg, Na by NH4 Acetate Extraction) $5.75
  CEC (pH, K, Ca, Mg, Na) $11.25
  CHLORIDE (CaNO3) $5.50
  Micros (Zn, Fe, Mn, Cu) by DTPA extraction) $5.75
  MOLYBDENUM (HOT WATER) $5.75
  NITRITE (KCl) $4.75
  ORGANIC MATTER (LOI) $5.50
  pH (pH, BpH-Sikora or Woodruff, EC) $5.50
  PHOSPHORUS $5.75
  PRE-SIDE DRESS NITRATE $4.75
  SALT pH (0.1 M CaCl2) $5.50
  SOIL MOISTURE $5.50
  SULFUR (MEHLICH 3 ICAP) $5.75
  TEXTURE BY FEEL $5.25
  TEXTURE BY HYDROMETER $11.25
  TOTAL ALKALINITY, %CaC)3 $11.00
  TOTAL DRY WEIGHT $6.75
  Total (Combustion Method)  
  Nitrogen $7.75
  Carbon $7.75
  Organic Carbon $8.75
  Total (Digestion Method)  
  Phosphorus $7.75
  Potassium $7.75
  Sulfur $7.75
  Total Nutrient Digest $33.75
  Water Soluble K $5.50
Heavy Metals
  Digest* Fee $20.00/ sample
  Heavy Metals $20.00/ metal/ sample

*All samples analyzed for heavy metals will be charged a $20.00 digestion fee per sample regardless of the number of metals analyzed.

Soil Health Analysis

Updated October 13, 2020. All prices are subject to change without notice.
All prices are in USD.

Download the Soil Health Analysis Prices

Soil Health Analysis
PLFA $80.00
HANEY TEST $49.50
SOIL RESPIRATION TEST $25.00
ENZYMES $25.00/enzyme/sample
POX-C, (ppm) SOIL $20.00
WET AGGREGATE STABILITY $30.00
AVAILABLE WATER HOLDING CAPACITY $25.00
TOTAL NUTRIENT DIGESTION $33.75
Individual Soil Health Analysis
HANEY H2O EXTRACT $15.00
HANEY H3A EXTRACT $15.00

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