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nc-jrock
06-07-2009, 09:06 PM
I can send my soil samples to our ag center but there is a 5+ week turn around for the results does anyone know of a lab that does this type of work that is faster.

greendoctor
06-07-2009, 09:41 PM
See if you can get soil tested through CPS/UAP. They are representatives for A & L Labs. I get a very complete result in 10 business days.

nc-jrock
06-07-2009, 10:04 PM
See if you can get soil tested through CPS/UAP. They are representatives for A & L Labs. I get a very complete result in 10 business days.
Thanks I will look for there web sites.

G.M.Landscaping
06-07-2009, 10:34 PM
I use my Lesco dealer (John Deere now) and it takes 10 days.

nc-jrock
06-07-2009, 10:39 PM
I use my Lesco dealer (John Deere now) and it takes 10 days.

Had no idea that they did that I will check that out thanks

nc-jrock
06-07-2009, 10:39 PM
I use my Lesco dealer (John Deere now) and it takes 10 days.

Do you know the cost?

G.M.Landscaping
06-07-2009, 10:43 PM
It's like $20-25. I heard you can send them to Penn state university also. Never looked into that thou.

greendoctor
06-07-2009, 10:43 PM
Most outfits that sell fertilizer as a significant part of their business do handle testing. UAPs competitor in town sends soil tests to Brookside Labs. Both of those tests cost me $35 a sample, but that is small money to me when an account is a minimum of $1000 per year to me. I lose more if the account cancels me because I did not deliver results. It is hard to deliver results if I am guessing on the fertility program.

terrapro
06-08-2009, 08:14 AM
I get my testing done through MI state university.

I really push getting a test done on every property before work begins. I do charge $50+ depending on needed tests. My extension office charges me a minimum of $20 for a basic test. I do not really make any money off of this service but in the end I get results which pay 10 fold.

nc-jrock
06-08-2009, 08:25 PM
I use my Lesco dealer (John Deere now) and it takes 10 days.
I went to Johndeer/Leso today 12.95 per sample.Thanks for the heads up that's really cheap. I will use them often.