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Harvey County

Soil Tests

Have your soil tested to improve lawns or gardens.

1. Collect one sample per area.
We need 2 cups of soil for tests. To get a good sample, choose 10 or more random spots around the area - no grass or roots. If it's wet, let it air dry overnight.

2. Fill out the information sheet.
Print the soil information sheet for the type of test you want and fill it out as much as you can. We also have this sheet available in our office. 

Vegetables, Fruits and Nuts Soil Information Sheet

Flowers & Other Ornamentals Soil Information Sheet

Lawn & other turf soil information sheet

3. Bring the sample to our office.
Bring the sample and information sheet to our office. We take credit/debit cards, check or cash and the cost depends on the package you select per sample, plus a single $10 postage fee.

Soil Test Package

Package #1:  Ph, Buffer Ph, Phosphorus, Potassium
Gardener Package:  PH, Buffer Ph, Phosphorus, Potassium, Organic Matter, Nitrite

Package #2:  Ph, Buffer Ph, Phosphorus, Potassium, Organic Matter, Zinc

Package #3:  Ph, Buffer Ph, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Exch. Acidity, Cerium

4. Get results in about two weeks.

It usually takes two weeks to get results back from K-State.  Once returned, our horticulture agent will review the results and make any notes needed.  Results are then sent to you via email or mail, as you indicate on the form.