Frequent Questions

How can I have my soil tested?

For concerns about whether the soil quality is suitable for growing produce for human consumption, your best course of action would be to contact your local Cooperative Extension System (CES). They can help with questions that pertain to gardening, provides information on soil quality in your community, and provide soil testing resources. 

For an analysis of specific contaminants in your soil the following resources may be helpful: 

Additional resources:

  • State Departments of Agriculture
  • eXtension.org Exit - eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the best land-grant university minds across America. eXtension connects knowledge consumers with knowledge providers.
  • A Soil Health Card is used to make rapid checks on changes in soil quality within a field.

Additional reading and resources that may be of interest:

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