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Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by mcharlto88, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    I'm sure Iowa has plenty of places for soil testing check with one of the major universities there that has a agriculture dept they usually do soil testing, at least they do here.
     
  2. wrooster

    wrooster LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 76

    See here:
    http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=4370645&postcount=8

    Search on "iowa agricultural co-op" and/or "iowa agricultural extension"

    For example, contact the folks on the right hand side of the following link and ask them where you can get an analysis of a soil sample from residential turfgrass.
    http://www.extension.iastate.edu/topic/gardening

    Here is the Iowa State University soil test lab:
    http://www.agron.iastate.edu/soiltesting/
    Go here,
    http://www.agron.iastate.edu/soiltesting/howto%28menu%29.htm
    and follow through to "Horticulture Crops (lawns, gardens, vineyards)".

    Also see
    http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/feedAndFertilizer/certifiedSoilTesting.asp

    If you can't find a local place you are not looking hard enough. If you REALLY can't find a local place then just send your samples to Rutgers (see links above) and you'll have results in 5 days.

    Wrooster
     

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