A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.
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A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.

Help For Gardeners

The following table lists the various services that are available through our office.

Test Type Done Where Turnaround Time Fee Sample Size
pH Soil Test Here in office 3 days - 1 week $3.00 per sample Sandwich bag
one half cup
dry soil from
4-6" down
Complete soil
nutrient
analysis & pH
Dairy One Lab 2-4 weeks depending on season $12.00 per sample + $5.00 shipping Quart-sized baggie; One cup of soil from 4-6" down
Pest Identification Here in office 3 days - 1 week $3.00 per sample Undamaged specimens
Pest Identification that requires lab work Cornell lab 1 month $25.00 per sample Undamaged specimens
Plant problem indentification Here in office 3 days - 1 week $3.00 per sample 1.5 feet of branch showing decline in process
Plant problem identification that needs lab culture Cornell lab 1 month $25.00 per sample 1.5 feet of branch showing decline in process
Lawn problem diagnosis Bring here to office...we send on to Rensselaer office 2 weeks $25.00 1 square foot of lawn...overlap so sample contains good and damaged grass

Last updated May 8, 2017