Soil Testing

The Portage County Extension office has soil testing kits available for sale.

Kits are $15 (Cash or Check) and can be purchased at our office during normal business hours. Testing is available for gardens, home lawns, farm fields, and commercial horticulture operations.  The final report includes the chemical analysis of the soil along with lime and fertilizer recommendations for the crop specified.  Analysis is done at a non-biased university soil testing laboratory at Penn State University.

Instructions and a soil testing fact sheet are included.

A copy of the results will be mailed to you within 10 business days.  A copy will also be sent to our office, so if you have any questions our Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator will be able to answer them for you.

TO PAY BY CHECK: Please make check out to the OSU Extension Portage County 

If you are not sure how many kits you need, please call our office so we can help determine the correct quantity for what you are trying to test.

Please call with questions (330) 296-6432 during regular business hours Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.