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How much are you paying for a soil test?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by toxic man, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. toxic man

    toxic man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I am curious, how much are you guys paying for a siol test? I am finding prices in the 35 dollar range. Is there a cheaper place to get them done? I am in So CAl.

    Thanks
    Lou,
    Weed Solutions Inc
     
  2. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    12 or 15 bucks plus 3.85 to ship. Try clc labs or spectrum analytical in ohio.
     
  3. cemars

    cemars LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    How much you pay depends on what you are testing for. A basic test which measures soil pH, buffer pH, P, K, Ca, and Mg will run $10-$15. Add on a micro-nutrient test, soil profile, soluable salts, etc and you can get it up to $35 or more. We use CLC labs and send them in through Lesco.
     
  4. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    $8 in Georgia through the Cooperative Extension Service. Almost every county in the state has a local office.

    They send the samples to UGA in Athens.
     
  5. toxic man

    toxic man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I am looking a the wheel spray product. Anyone have any opinions to the pro or con?

    Thanks

    Lou Weed Solutions
     
  6. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    $7.50 to $32 depending what you test for.
    Here is a link for California.
     
  7. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

  8. Mats

    Mats LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,934

    Are you using <a href="http://soilandplantlaboratory.com/">Soil and Plant Laboratory</a> in Orange? You might check with <a href="http://ceriverside.ucdavis.edu/">Riverside Co. Extension Office</a> and see what they charge.
     

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