This program is designed as a management tool for greenhouse operators using soilless growth media for plant production.

Samples are analyzed for pH, nitrate-nitrogen, ammonium-nitrogen, soluble salts, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, boron, copper, iron, manganese, and zinc using the saturated media extract method with DTPA. The final report includes the analytical results along with an interpretation based on the crop specified.

Service Fees

Service Fee

Fees effective 7/01/12

Soilless Media Kit

Sample Size Required: 1 Quart

$40.00
Faxing reports (cost per page) $1.00

Submitting Your Sample

Purchase a "Soilless Media kit" from your county Penn State Extension offices, collect your sample, and submit using the enclosed form. You may also use the form below and submit the media in your own plastic, zipper-sealed bag along with payment.

Soilless Media Submission Form

PDF document, 156.8 KB

Soilless Media Sample Report

PDF document, 69.2 KB

Soilless Media Methods

Ag Analytical Services Lab

Address

111 Ag Analytical Srvcs Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Ag Analytical Services Lab

Address

111 Ag Analytical Srvcs Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM