UGA Extension Office

Soil, Plant, & Water Laboratory Testing


Soil Testing (Routine)

Cost: $8.00 per sample


Feed and Forage Analysis 

Hay and Silage (NIR + Nitrate, Excluding Minerals)

Cost: $24.00

Nitrate (Only)

Cost: $ 18.00


Animal Waste Analysis 

Poultry Litter

Cost: $2.00


Well Water Testing Options

Lab samples are delivered to the UGA Lab on Wednesdays. Please note E-Coli testing and the Home Loan test kit are time-sensitive and require a special bottle. Please contact the Jackson County Extension office for more details. 

Water Testing Options

Extension Publications

  • 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.
  • Protecting Your Well and Wellhead (C858-1) If you are one of the many Americans who use groundwater for drinking, the proper protection of your well and wellhead is essential for the health of your family, yourself and your neighbors. This publication contains information about protecting your well and wellhead from contaminants.