Knowing the pH and nutrient content of your soil is important to successful growing.
How To Take A Soil Sample
CCE of Jefferson County
pH Testing - There is no charge for this test for up to 3 samples. Additional sample testing is $2 per sample. Just
drop off a soil sample at our reception desk and we will call you with the results. A pH test measures the acidity or alkalinity
of your soil. In Jefferson County, most
soil pH levels range from 6.5 to 7.4. Most plants grow best at a pH level of 6.5 to 7.0. Depending on what crop you are growing, if
your pH levels are normal and you are not having problems, no further testing
Complete Soil Analysis-
How to take a soil sample - Using a hand spade and a small container, take 5
to 6 random samples from the planting area.
Dig down to a depth of about 8 inches.
Mix all of the samples together and bring in two cups of the mixture. If
the sample is wet, it should be left out to dry overnight. Place the sample in a zip-lock bag, or a
glass or plastic container. Do not use
metal containers. For agronomic sampling, contact Mike Hunter for procedures.
samples are accepted at the CCE Jefferson reception
desk from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
call ahead for commercial crop soil analysis testing.
Last updated March 25, 2022