Because of current COVID-19 restrictions, CCE staff and volunteers are working from home, because the office is closed. However, the need for soil testing continues to be an important component of your soil health needs. Here are two options for soil testing:
For complete soil analyses, we ask that you work directly with the soil testing service, which will include taking the sample, completing the paperwork, and shipping to the laboratory in Ithaca. All information about the entire process is available at the Agro One website at https://dairyone.com/services/agronomy-services/soil-analysis/
CCE staff can still provide you with a simple pH test. Each sample should represent only one area—for example, a lawn, vegetable garden, or perennial garden. Avoid brass or galvanized tools or containers that can contaminate samples. Using only tools that are clean and free of rust, take at least 8-10 core samples from each area you want tested:
Collect core samples from each area in a clean plastic bucket, mix well, then spread the soil to dry on waxed paper or other clean non-porous surface. Place no more than a cup of dry soil mix (from each area) in a plastic zipped baggie, and mark with your name, date, and telephone number. Place the bagged soil at the front entrance to either office in Cobleskill or Cooperstown. We will process as soon as possible and call you with the results.
If you need further assistance, contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated May 7, 2020