UGA Extension Office

Agriculture & Natural Resources

 Lab Fees

* This is NOT a comprehensive list. These are the most requested tests. 
Please inquire about additional testing.
 Service    Cost    Test    Storage  
 Soil Sample    $8   pH, lime, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese    Soil Sample Bag 
 Hay & Silage (F2)   $24  NIR + Nitrates, excluding minerals  Gallon
Re-Sealable Bag  
Hay & Silage (F14)   $14  Nitrates only  Gallon
Re-Sealable Bag 
Litter (chicken) Sample   $52
(FREE for Poultry Farmers for Nutrient Management Planning)   1-pint
Re-Sealable Bag 
Lagoon (A7) $80 Total minerals, total Kjeldahl Nitrogen. Nitrate-Nitrogen, Ammonium-Nitrogen   1-pint 
Manure (A6)  $75 Total minerals, total Kjeldahl Nitrogen. Nitrate-Nitrogen 1-pint 
Basic Water Test (W1)  $20 pH & Hardness, Phosphorous, Potassium, Calcium, Aluminum, Sodium, etc.   125 mL
 Expanded Water Test   $60 W3- Anions, W11 - Soluble Salts, W18 - Alkalinity  16 oz./500 mL
 Bacteria Water Test (W35)   $36  Total Coliform/E. coli Special Bottle 
 Home Loan Closing (W33B)  $85  Basic water bottle +  Total Coliform/E. coli Special Bottle 
 Fish Pond General Water Quality   $35 W34C - Includes W1 Basic + W18 (Alkalinity, pH, & CO2)  500 mL
Soil sample analysis takes two to three working days from the time the lab receives the samples. In general, it takes 7 to 10 days from the time we receive the samples to the time you get your test reports back.

Georgia Pesticide Licensing Instructions

Learn how to obtain a Private/Commercial Pesticide License.  

If you have any questions, please call the office at (706) 743-8341.

Featured 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.
  • Baleage: Frequently Asked Questions (B 1508) Baled silage, or “baleage,” is an excellent method for forage harvest, storage, and feed efficiency. Conserving forage as baleage enables harvests to be performed on a timely basis, allowing harvests to capture higher quality forage. This publication focuses on common questions about making and feeding baleage.
  • Meat Goat Production in Georgia (B 1168) Goats are the most widely-dispersed meat animals and have been raised for centuries to provide meat, milk, fiber, cashmere and leather. Due to their small size, adaptability to harsh environments and availability, they have been more popular in nations lacking refrigeration, animal management skills and modern transportation. This publication deals solely with Spanish or meat-type goats in Georgia and covers their history, selection and management—from predator and disease control to reproduction and marketing.

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