UGA Extension Office

Soil, Water and Forage Testing

soil sample bags


Soil Tests

  • Routine soil tests for pH, Lime Requirement, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, &  Manganese

Water Tests

  • Basic Water Tests for pH & Hardness, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Aluminum, Boron, Chromium, Copper,  Cadmium, Iron,  Magnesium, Manganese, Nickel, Silica, Sodium &  Zinc
  • Should You Test?
  • Shock Chlorination

Feed & Forage Tests

  • Basic test for Hays & Silage (NIR + nitrate, excluding minerals) and tests for Moisture, Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Crude Fiber (estimated), Crude Protein, Lignin, Nitrate, & Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN)

Litter Sample Testing

  • There is No Charge for Litter Testing.

Extension Publications

  • Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
  • Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
  • Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.