UGA Extension Office

Testing and Diagnosis Services

The complete list of testing services are found in 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. Contact Richmond County Extension Office to check availability of test kits and confirm pricing. Cash, check, or money order payable to Richmond County Extension are acceptable forms of payment.

Soil Test

Soil testing helps 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.

The Basic Soil Test costs $8.

Water Test

Water samples can be tested for a variety of purposes. The basic water test checks for pH, water hardness, and the presence of 16 minerals.

The Basic Water Test costs $22. For more information on water testing, download the water testing brochure.

Plant Diagnosis

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. The agent will meet with you, look over your sample, and offer a recommendation for control or improvement.

You can also email photos with your questions to Use our easy-to-follow instructions to submit proper photos for diagnosis.


Call 706-821-2350 for general questions or more information about soil/water testing in Richmond County.

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