24A9 Soil, Water and Other Lab Testing | Brooks County
UGA Extension Office

Soil, Water and Other Lab Testing

Soil Testing

Soil samples can be tested to help clientele develop and maintain a more productive soil by providing information on nutrient availability and soil pH. A basic soil test generally takes 7-10 business days and costs $6.00, payable with cash, check or a money order.  For additional soil testing options, contact our office. For more information, read our publication for  212C Soil Testing for Home Lawns, Gardens and Wildlife Food Plots.

Water samples can also be tested for a variety of purposes. The basic water test checks for pH, water hardness, and the presence of 16 minerals. The cost for the basic water test is $20.00 (+shipping) payable with cash, check or a money order. More in-depth testing is available for many other aspects of your water chemistry, please contact the office for more information.

Plant samples often need to be screened for insect damage, the presence of disease, or general identification. Basic plant diagnosis is an in-office service we offer free of charge. We ask that when coming into the office for diagnosis, you call ahead to confirm a time to meet with an agent. We will meet with you, look over your sample, and offer a recommendation for control or improvement.

Other Lab testing services (Hay, Forage, Manure/Lagoon) are also available through the UGA Labs in Athens. Please contact our office for more information.


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