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.
Refer to the "Agricultural Soil Testing" or "Homeowner Soil Testing" pages for additional information on how to take a soil sample.
The Conservation District has test boxes for agricultural soil sampling needs available for free if you are participating in the Soil Drive on November 15-19, 2021.
Soil Testing Form (For Agricultural Producers & Home Gardeners)
Please bring your soil form completed with your soil sample to the office. If you have questions on how to fill this out, we are happy to help you fill it out when you arrive to drop off your sample.