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Updated: October 26, 2023
How do I get my soil tested? Which test do I need?
For home gardeners and community gardens, the University of Maryland Extension Home Garden Information Center has a very helpful webpage on soil testing, with a video showing you how to collect a sample, a list of testing labs, and a series of FAQs.
Updated: June 3, 2021
Soil Sampling Procedures for Nutrient Management
Soil sampling procedures for nutrient management
Updated: March 4, 2021
Soil Sampling for the PSNT
How do I sample for the PSNT? Where is the best place to sample for the PSNT? What if I have many fields?
Updated: February 17, 2021
Soil Test Analysis Results: Take a Second Look
A soil test analysis is one of the most important parts of the Nutrient Management Plan. Typical farm management leads to certain expectations from soil testing. Occasionally folks come into the office with questionable results. Perhaps you have received a soil analysis that shows a field to be high in phosphorus and are wondering if it is accurate. If the soil tests differently than expected, we are justified in questioning these results. What should be done?
Updated: February 4, 2021
2019 Extension Annual Report
The 2019 Extension annual report