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4702 University Avenue Madison, WI 53705 608-262-4364 uwlab.soils.wisc.eduFor Lab Use Only:Date:Lab No.: Lawn and Garden Sample Information SheetCustomer Information Payment InformationPlease 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: CashCity: State: Zip: Check – Number:Phone: Credit card – We will call you for number
Email: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)* 1 2 3 4 5Landscape Category: (Choose Only ONE category per sample) Landscape Category Landscape Category Landscape Category Landscape CategoryLawn 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 S5Vegetable 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 TreesFlower 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 landscapePermanent 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
1/22 Instructions for Submitting Samples:Customer Information – Print your name and address in the space provided. Check the appropriate box asto how you wish to receive your results. Your results can be emailed or mailed through U.S. mail. Note thatreceiving the results by email is the quickest form in which you will receive your results. Please fill in youremail 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 payableto: 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 ifyou 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. Wewill 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 thesecondary nutrients: calcium, magnesium, or sulfur, or the micronutrients boron, manganese, and zinc
Required Sample Size: 1-2 cupsSample Description – Name your sample. In other words, describe your sample or the area in which thesample was taken so you are able to identify which sample corresponds to which results. (This is particularlyimportant if several samples are submitted at the same time). Indicate the county in Wisconsin where thesample was taken from (this is important for us to provide recommendations). Choose the appropriateLandscape Category from the list which BEST describes the plants to be grown (for example, M4 for a mixedbed of annual and perennial flowers and shrubs). Only one landscape category per sample, please. Werecommend 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 areawill be spread with at least 6 inches of new topsoil. If the entire top 6 inches will not be replaced and the newtopsoil 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 sampleoff 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 – FridayResults may take 3-7 days from the time we receive your sample for you to receive your results, but this mayvary depending on the time of year. If you do not receive your results after 2 weeks, please call. Thank you! 1/22 This form is also available on our website at: http://uwlab.soils.wisc.edu
Lawn and Garden Sample Information Sheet Customer Information Payment Information Please check the box below on how you would like your results sent to you: (Allow 2-3 Include a …
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.
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.
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?
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.