HOME OWNER SAMPLES
Lawn & Other Turf Soil Form & Sample Sheet (.pdf)
Flowers and Ornamentals Soil Form & Sample Info (.pdf)
Vegetables, Fruits & Nuts Soil Form & Sample Info (.pdf)
Many different analyses for soil samples are conducted at the KSU Soil Testing Lab. The most common analyses requested include tests for pH, phosphorus (P), potassium (K), nitrate (NO3), and organic matter. However, other analyses are performed on a daily basis including: calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sodium (Na), cation exchange capacity (CEC), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), ammonium (NH4), sulfate (SO4), chloride (Cl), aluminum (Al), texture, soluble salts, and salt alkali.
Samples that come into the lab are dried in an oven overnight and ground with a pulverizing-type grinder the next morning. The bulk of analysis will be completed after grinding or the following day. Once the data is complete and has been reviewed, sample information sheets are printed and mailed to the producer.
Samples are kept on storage shelves for a time so samples may be available for additional analysis at the producer’s request.