UGA Extension Office

Testing Services

Soil testing can be done to help you develop and maintain a more productive soil by providing information on nutrient levels and soil pH. The basic soil test, our most popular test checks for pH/Lime Requirement, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Manganese. We offer a myriad of soil tests. For additional soil testing. options, contact our office.  Basic Soil Test           $12  Expanded Soil Test    $14  Please call our offices to make an appointment. You will be sent the pertinent forms as well as social distancing guidelines.  For the East Point office call: 404-762-4077.   For the Sandy Springs office call: 404-613-7670. For the Camp Truitt - College Park call: 404-762-4085. For information on how to take a proper soil sample, download the soil testing leaflet.  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.  Basic Water Test          $22  Expanded Water Test   $62  For more information on water testing, download the water testing leaflet.  Please call our offices to make an appointment. You will be sent the pertinent forms as well as social distancing guidelines.  For the East Point office call: 404-762-4077.   For the Sandy Springs office call: 404-613-7670. For the Camp Truitt - College Park call: 404-762-4085. 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.   Acceptable forms of Payment:  Sandy Springs Office: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Credit Cards (preferred method) (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) East Point Office: Money Order, Certified Check, Credit Cards (preferred method) (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) Camp Fulton-Truitt Office: Money Order, Certified Check, Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) For a complete list of our testing services, consult the UGA Testing Fee Schedule. Please note that prices in the fee schedule do not include postage and therefore do not reflect county testing prices. Prices and availability of testing services are subject to change.  *Please note that our Atlanta History Center location does not currently accept soil, water, or plant samples. Please contact the North Fulton office for testing services in that area.  Contact For general questions or more information about soil/water testing in Fulton County, please contact 404-762-4077 local Extension office. Please call the drop-off location of your choice before coming, to ensure expedited service.

Soil Testing

Can be done to help you develop and maintain a more productive soil by providing information on nutrient levels and soil pH. The basic soil test, our most popular test checks for pH/Lime Requirement, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Manganese. We offer a myriad of soil tests. For additional soil testing. options, contact our office.

Basic Soil Test           $12

Expanded Soil Test    $14

  • You will be sent the pertinent forms as well as social distancing guidelines. 
  • For the East Point office call: 404-762-4077.  
  • For the Sandy Springs office call: 404-613-7670.
  • For the Camp Truitt - College Park call: 404-762-4085.

For information on how to take a proper soil sample, download the soil testing leaflet.

Water Testing

Extension offers a number of water testing options to meet your needs. Some of our most common tests:

Basic Water Test ($22)- pH, Hardness, P, K, Ca, Al, B, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Mo, Ni, SiO2, Na, Zn.

Expanded Water Test ($62)- pH, Hardness, P, K, Ca, Al, B, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Mo, Ni, SiO2, Na, Zn, plus Anions, Soluble Salts, & Alkalinity.

Home Loan Closing ($85 +shipping)- W42 (Pb)+W6 (Nitrate)+W7 (Nitrite)+W35 (Total Coliform/E. coli) These four tests are commonly required for home closings. Ask your lending agency for specific details. Home Loan Closing kits can be picked up at our offices and must be shipped overnight to the lab. We do not accept these samples at our offices.

Microbial (Total coliform/ E. coli) ($36 + overnight shipping)- Time-sensitive test requiring a special bottle. Kits can be picked up at our offices and must be shipped overnight to the lab. We do not accept these samples at our offices.

Many other specific tests are available. Call our offices or download the soil testing leaflet (link) for more information. 

For more information on water testing, download the water testing leaflet.

  • You will be sent the pertinent forms as well as social distancing guidelines. 
  • For the East Point office call: 404-762-4077.  
  • For the Sandy Springs office call: 404-613-7670.
  • For the Camp Truitt - College Park call: 404-762-4085.

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. 

Acceptable forms of Payment:

  • Sandy Springs Office: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Credit Cards (preferred method - Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
  • East Point Office: Money Order, Certified Check, Credit Cards (preferred method - Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
  • Camp Fulton-Truitt Office: Money Order, Certified Check, Credit Cards  (preferred method - Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

For a complete list of our testing services, consult the UGA Testing Fee Schedule. Please note that prices in the fee schedule do not include postage and therefore do not reflect county testing prices. Prices and availability of testing services are subject to change.

*Please note that our Atlanta History Center location does not currently accept soil, water, or plant samples. Please contact the North Fulton office for testing services in that area.

Contact

For general questions or more information about soil/water testing in Fulton County, please contact 404-762-4077 local Extension office. Please call the drop-off location of your choice before coming, to ensure expedited service.