Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Salem County]

Homeowner Soil Sampling

Soil pH Analysis

  • Cost: Free (done on-site)
  • Place 2 cups of soil in a zip-lock baggie.
  • Label baggie with NAME, PHONE NUMBER, & CROP TO BE GROWN.

Complete Soil Analysis

  • Sample bags available from Extension Office.
  • Analysis includes: pH, buffer pH, P, K, Mg, Ca, & Organic Matter.
  • Cost: $10
  • Place 2 cups of soil in the plastic baggie provided.
  • Secure with elastic band.
  • Place in cloth bag and secure with drawstring.
  • Complete provided questionnaire and place in envelope.
  • Return sample to Extension Office or mail yourself.

Sampling Procedure

  • For each bed or area, take samples from several places, mix together.
  • Take samples from a depth of 6 to 12 inches.
  • Take 2 cups of the mixture and place in sampling baggie.

Additional soil tests can be done at additional charges.
Please call the Salem County Extension Office (856-769-0090) for more information.