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Soil Fertility Submission Forms

Soil fertility test kits may be purchased from county offices of Penn State Extension or from commercial firms or garden centers that stock kits for the convenience of their customers. The test kit consists of a sample submission form, instructions on how to take a soil sample, a sample bag and return envelope for mailing your sample back to the laboratory.

If you do not have access to a county extension office, you may submit your sample (approximately 1 cup) in your own container (e.g. plastic Ziploc bag) with one of the following submission forms (pdf format). Select the form based on the type of crop or plant for which you would like recommendations. Payment of $9.00 per sample must accompany your sample(s). Checks should be made payable to Penn State University.

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Use this form to submit individual samples to the laboratory (one sample per form) for Agronomic Crops.

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Use this form to submit individual samples to the laboratory (one sample per form) for Commercial Fruits and Vegetables.

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Use this form to submit individual samples to the laboratory (one sample per form) for Turf, Home Garden, Noncommercial Fruit, Flower, Woodlot, Christmas Trees and Landscape Plants.

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This form may be used when submitting multiple samples (2 or more) to the laboratory for the crop groups specified (6 to 10 samples per form).

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This form may be used when submitting multiple samples (2 or more) to the laboratory for the crop groups specified (6 to 10 samples per form).

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This form may be used when submitting multiple samples (2 or more) to the laboratory for the crop groups specified (6 to 10 samples per form).

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Optional Analyses Only (not for standard soil fertility tests).