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.

Individual Submission Form for Agronomic Crops

PDF document, 164.7 KB

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

Individual Submission Form for Commercial Fruits and Vegetables

PDF document, 177.6 KB

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

Individual Submission Form for Turf, Home Garden, Noncommercial Fruit, Flower, Woodlot, Christmas Trees and Landscape Plants

PDF document, 197.0 KB

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.

Multiple Submission Form for Agronomic Crops

PDF document, 307.4 KB

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).

Multiple Submission Form for Commercial Fruits and Vegetables

PDF document, 68.5 KB

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).

Multiple Submission Form for Turf

PDF document, 80.8 KB

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).

Individual Analyses Form

PDF document, 110.8 KB

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

Ag Analytical Services Lab

Address

111 Ag Analytical Services Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

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

Ag Analytical Services Lab

Address

111 Ag Analytical Services Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

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

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