Soil testing helps in determining soil nutrient levels and deficiencies in your soil and provides a basis for wise use of fertilizer and lime. If you want to find out what your soil needs in order to grow a better lawn, flowers, vegetables, trees or field crops, then a soil test is the thing to do.
Soil samples are sent to the Michigan State University Soil Lab. Results include current nutrient levels and lime and fertilizer recommendations, based upon what you want to grow. The results are returned directly to you by e-mail or mail.
The Conservation District has test boxes for both homeowner and agricultural soil sampling needs available for purchase at the District office. Refer to the “Products” page for more information about the soil test boxes available.
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