UGA Extension Office

Soil and Water Testing

Testing Services

Soil sample bag

Soil samples can be tested to help clientele develop and maintain a more productive soil by providing information on nutrient availability and soil pH. A basic soil test generally takes 7-10 business days and costs $8.00.  For additional soil testing options, contact our office. For more information, read our publication for Soil Testing for Home Lawns, Gardens and Wildlife Food Plots.

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. The cost for the basic water test is $17.00.

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.

For more information on testing services, visit the Agricultural & Environmental Services Laboratory website.

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