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Soil Testing

  • Home Gardener Samples
    Vegetable Gardens and Lawns: Pick up a self-mailer available from the MSU Extension Office.   Cost is $20 each. We have a very limited supply of self-mailers in stock.
    Home Yard and Garden Soil Test Mailer can be used to process any type of home soil sample (lawn, vegetable garden, tree, shrub, flower, and tree/small fruit) and will be available through the MSUE Bookstore. Cost is $25 each.
  • Commercial Samples (i.e. farmers, wildlife plots, septage)
    Pick up a soil test box and information form from the MSU Extension Office. Cost is $12 each. Client is responsible for mailing sample to the soil testing lab at Michigan State University.
  • When will I receive the results?
    You will receive an e-mail within 10 days after your sample is received at the MSU Soil Nutrient and Plant Lab letting you know your results are available at If you submit your sample without an e-mail address, it may take slightly longer for you to receive your results in the mail.