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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


The Lake County Extension office suggests Penn State Agricultural Analytical Services Lab for all your soil testing needs. Soil test kits are available at the Extension office for a cost of $12.00 each. This includes the analysis but does not include postage. The one cup soil sample can be mailed in a zip type sandwich bag that is then placed into a small padded envelope or small box.

Turnaround time for routine soil analysis is approximately 3-7 days from the time samples are received at the lab. 

Be sure to see the sampling instructions before collecting, drying, and mailing your sample. A short instructional video on proper soil testing can be found here