Taking A Good Soil Sample For Soil Testing

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Correct Procedure And Handling Of Your Sample Is CRUCIAL To The Accuracy Of Your Results!

    • Soil Samples must be representative of the major root zone in the area of interest.
    • Soil Tests can only tell you what is in that dab of dirt you send to us!
    • FILL OUT Lab Form, Sample Bag and your return address on Shipping Box FIRST.
    • MAP SAMPLE LOCATIONS with a permanent identification system. Future samples will be taken from these same locations. If necessary, use a GPS receiver to accurately locate sample sites.
    • TAKE AT LEAST FOUR SAMPLES to make a representative composite lab sample for a specific area – even small beds or areas.

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