Lab No Lawn And Garden Sample Information Sheet

Lab no lawn and garden sample information sheet

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4702 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
For Lab Use Only:
Lab No.: Lawn and Garden Sample Information Sheet
Customer Information Payment Information
Please check the box below on how you would like Account Number:
your results sent to you: (Allow 2-3 days extra for US Mail)
 Email OR  US Mail OR  Both OR Amount Paid: $
Name: Method of Payment:
Address:  Cash
City: State: Zip:  Check – Number:
Phone:  Credit card – We will call you for number

Sample Description:
Sample Name County What are you going to
Sample (where your sample was taken) grow in this area?
No. (so you know where If more than one county – use (See Landscape
sample was taken from) separate sheet for each county Category below – Only
one per sample)*
Landscape Category: (Choose Only ONE category per sample)
Landscape Category Landscape Category Landscape Category Landscape Category
Lawn Mixed Beds Fruits Shrubs
• Established L1 • Annual & perennial • Apple F6 • Azalea S3
• New from seed L2 flowers M1 • Apricot F9 • Bush fruit (viburnum,
• New from sod L3 • Annual flowers & • Blueberry F2 juneberry) S1
roses M2 • Bush fruit (current, • Deciduous S5
Vegetable Gardens • Annual & perennial gooseberry, • Evergreen S4
• Mixed vegetables G1 flowers & shrubs M4 elderberry F5 • Rhododendron S3
• Asparagus G2 • Perennial flowers & • Cherry F8
shrubs M3 • Grape F3 Trees
Flower Gardens • Peach F9 • Evergreen T3
• Annual FG1 Annual Cover Crops • Pear F7 • Hardwood flowering T2
• Perennial FG2 (Green Manure) • Plum F9 • Hardwood shade T1
• Prairie FG3 • Alfalfa AC2 • Raspberry (red, black
• Barley AC1 purple) F4 Topsoil – choose a landscape
Permanent Cover Crops • Buckwheat AC1 • Strawberry F1 category that best describes the
• Native/Bluegrass PC2 • Clover AC3 crop to be grown. (See back for
• Prairie PC1 • Oat AC1 sampling details.)
• Trefoil PC4 • Rye AC1
• Vetch PC3 • Wheat AC1
*If no Landscape Category is given, we will assume L1. Prices listed are per test, per sample bag

Routine test includes: pH, lime requirement, organic matter, phosphorous (P), and potassium (K) ($15)
Additional tests: Calcium and Magnesium ($3), Soluble salts ($7), Texture: Percent Sand, Silt, Clay ($23),
Total Lead: ($30)
Sample size required for analysis: 1-2 cups

Instructions for Submitting Samples:
Customer Information – Print your name and address in the space provided. Check the appropriate box as
to how you wish to receive your results. Your results can be emailed or mailed through U.S. mail. Note that
receiving the results by email is the quickest form in which you will receive your results. Please fill in your
email if this is how you would prefer to receive your results. Leave blank if you only want the results mailed

Payment Information – Enter your account number or the amount paid. The cost is $15.00 per sample

Indicate the method of payment (cash, check, or credit card) you are making. Please make checks payable
to: UW Soil Testing Lab. Include a day-time phone number so we can call you for credit card information

Your sample will be analyzed for pH, organic matter, available phosphorous (P) and available potassium (K)

Based on the results of your test and what you told us you wish to grow in the sample area, we will tell you if
you need to add nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) or potassium (K) to achieve your goal of growing these plants

We will provide you with the pH of your soil and advise you on whether or not you should lime your soil. We
will also provide you with the percent of organic matter which is currently in your soil

Some common additional tests are as follows: lead, soluble salts, or physical analysis. Other tests include the
secondary nutrients: calcium, magnesium, or sulfur, or the micronutrients boron, manganese, and zinc

Required Sample Size: 1-2 cups
Sample Description – Name your sample. In other words, describe your sample or the area in which the
sample was taken so you are able to identify which sample corresponds to which results. (This is particularly
important if several samples are submitted at the same time). Indicate the county in Wisconsin where the
sample was taken from (this is important for us to provide recommendations). Choose the appropriate
Landscape Category from the list which BEST describes the plants to be grown (for example, M4 for a mixed
bed of annual and perennial flowers and shrubs). Only one landscape category per sample, please. We
recommend that you provide us with different samples per landscape category

Topsoil Samples – If sampling from a pile of topsoil, recommendations will be given assuming the entire area
will be spread with at least 6 inches of new topsoil. If the entire top 6 inches will not be replaced and the new
topsoil will be spread over the existing soil, take the sample after spreading

Submitting Samples – Send your sample by U.S. mail, UPS or other delivery system OR drop your sample
off at the address below. Please be sure to include this sheet

Soil & Forage Analysis Lab
4702 University Avenue
Madison WI 53705
Phone: (608) 262-4364
Hours: 7:45 to 4:30 Monday – Friday
Results may take 3-7 days from the time we receive your sample for you to receive your results, but this may
vary depending on the time of year. If you do not receive your results after 2 weeks, please call. Thank you!
This form is also available on our website at:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the ndsu soil testing lab open?

The NDSU soil testing lab is open and operational. When submitting samples, please expect a 3-4 week turnaround on results. We are currently experiencing staffing shortages; thank you for your patience during this time. We expect to be fully operational by Fall 2022 and appreciate your continued patronage.

Where can i find a soil sample form?

Soil sample forms are available at your local Cooperative Extension center or the NCDA&CS Agronomic Services — Soil Test Forms & Information page. This publication is a revision of an earlier version. The authors would like to thank Erv Evans for his earlier contributions.

When will soil testing lab be fully operational?

We expect to be fully operational by Fall 2022 and appreciate your continued patronage. How Do I Pay My Soil Testing Lab Invoice With A Credit Card? Why Soil Test?

Why is nitrogen not a part of the soil test regimen?

N (nitrogen) is not routinely a part of the soil-test regimen because the test has limited predictive value. Nitrogen is quite mobile in the soil and may be leached out before planting. Recommendations for its use are based on the amount of nitrogen normally needed for plant growth in a year.