Extension does not offer soil testing services. However, we have publications that can help you take a soil sample and choose a soil testing lab. Our agents can go over your soil test results and help you determine what kind of changes need to be made to get the most out of your soil.
Understanding what nutrients are available in your soil for your plants is needed in order to supply your garden with the building blocks to promote healthy and vigorous growth. Taking a soil sample and analyzing a soil test is the only way to know what nutrients are in your soil and how much fertilizer to apply to your garden. Review the documents below for more information on taking a soil sample, testing, and interpreting your results.
What to do to get a soil sample tested:
- Recommended Soil Test: S001AN Cost $20.00 per sample
- Field Worksheet PDF
- Recommended Soil Test: 8, M3P Cost $33.00 per sample
- Soil Sample Submittal Form PDF
- Recommended Soil Test: S-7 Cost $58.00 per sample
- Profile Soil Test Request Form PDF
How to interpret your soil sample:
Taking and submitting a soil sample for analysis
Soil quality is dependent upon many factors, and we can help you in determining the level of quality you are dealing with.
- Managing Alaska Soils
- Field Crop Fertilizer Recommendations for Alaska: Fertilizer Nutrient Sources and Lime
- Plant Tissue Testing
- Field Crop Fertilizer Recommendations for Alaska Vegetables