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Soil/compost Tests

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Pristine1, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Pristine1

    Pristine1 LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 81

    Where does everyone get their tests done. My local extension will do a basic test, but not what I want/need. So who are you all using?
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,315

    I guess the first question would be ... what do you want/need?

    Also I think someone posted something on a lab in Mass or general region that had some really good prices.
  3. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,643

    We use A&L Labs for soil tests. http://al-labs-eastern.com/

    For soil bio-assays, you're going to have to use SFI NY or the main lab in Oregon. I don't know if the NY branch is accepting new customers yet.
  4. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,863

    Woods End Laboratories, Inc.
    290 Belgrade Road
    P.O. Box 297
    Mt Vernon, ME 04352 USA

    ... for laboratory analysis of soils, composts, manures:

    please call +1 207 293 2457
  5. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,911

  6. Mr. Nice

    Mr. Nice LawnSite Member
    from zone 7
    Messages: 155

    Rutgers is cool but they charge a small arm and a part of your big toe for the extra OM test. :cry:

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