Ashland SWCD offers quick and accurate soil testing results for both farmers and homeowners. Sample prices are listed below. All samples will have a shipping charge of $2/sample for under 10 samples and $1/sample for over 10 samples.

Ashland SWCD offers quick and accurate soil testing results for both farmers and homeowners. Sample prices are listed below. All samples will have a shipping charge of $2/sample for under 10 samples and $1/sample for over 10 samples.

Soil testing is easy when you follow these simple steps:

  1. Pick up a sample bag or use a sealable plastic storage bag.

  2. Fill out either the Ag or Turf soil testing form (or both if needed).

  3. Write the sample name & your contact info on the bag.

  4. Take soil samples in your field, pasture, lawn, garden, etc.

  5. Return sample and completed form to Ashland SWCD.

  6. Once test results are in, Ashland SWCD District Technician Erica White will contact you with the results and help you develop a nutrient management plan tailored to your operation.

Ag Field Soil Testing

  • Crop fields should use ag testing forms and sampled at a 8” depth.

  • Basic package: $8/sample

  • Basic plus package: $12/sample

  • Complete package: $14/sample

Garden Soil Testing

  • Gardens should be sampled using a turf form to an 8” depth.

  • Basic turf & ornamental: $12/sample

  • Basic turf with micronutrients: $20/sample

  • Complete turf: $30/sample


Turf Soil Testing

  • Lawn & garden tests should use turf forms. and should be sampled to a 4” depth.

  • Basic turf & ornamental: $12/sample

  • Basic turf with micronutrients: $20/sample

  • Complete turf: $30/sample

Pasture Soil Testing

  • Pastures should use ag testing forms and sampled at a 4” depth.

  • Basic package: $8/sample

  • Basic plus package: $12/sample

  • Complete package: $14/sample