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Lumpkin Area Livestock Assoc.

Regular monthly meeting will be held the second Tuesday of the month at the Lumpkin County High School FFA Show Barn at @ 7:00 pm.

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Testing Services

UGA Extension offices provide testing services through The University of Georgia. There are many types of tests available such as water, soil, chicken litter, plant tissue, hazardous chemicals, just to name a few!

In order to assure that you receive the appropriate test for your situation, please contact the office at 706-864-2275 to learn test options, pricing, packaging, and office hours for bringing in your test samples Monday-Thursday. Results are usually available in 8-10 business days.

Samples must be packaged properly for the test being performed; test results can be impacted by improper packaging.

Water Testing

Water samples should be collected from the kitchen faucet or from the faucet used most often for drinking. Samples may be put into any water-tight container or disposable water bottles. Fill the bottle with the first-pull of water. This technique helps assure the analysis represents the quality of the water being consumed. Results are usually available in 8-10 business days.

Water Samples (Basic) 1 pint of water needed: $24.00 each…..tests for the following: pH, phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), aluminum (Al), boron (B), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), sodium (Na), chromium (Cr), cadmium (Cd), nickel (Ni), molybdenum (Mo), & hardness

  • W1 Basic Water Test for Minerals = $20.00 + $4.00 for postage = $24.00
  • W2 Expanded Water Test = $60.00 + $4.00 for postage = $64.00
  • W9 Lead Test = $40.00 + $4.00 for postage = $44.00

Soil Testing

Soil testing (Basic): $10.00 each… are often conducted on home lawns, gardens, and wildlife food plots. The tests provide information on the soil’s actual nutrient status and are used to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the desired results. Results are usually available in 8-10 business days.

For the most accurate results, you need to follow a specific procedure for collecting your soil sample. The steps, including how to dry the dirt, can be found in this Soil Testing Brochure.

Plant Analysis

Instructions: Provide plenty of plant material. Provide lots of information, such as a description of the soil, nearby plants, and a history of the problem. Provide freshly collected specimens. Be sure the specimen represents the problem. Include enough plant material to show all stages of the disease from healthy to very sick.