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Soil Testing Procedure and Forms

How to Take a Soil Sample:

  1. Use a soil probe or shovel to sample the soil profile between the depths of 3 to 6 inches for lawns, vegetables or annual flowers.

  2. Take at least 8 samples from the area, then mix the samples in a clean bucket for a representative sample of the area.  Bring separate samples for lawns, vegetables, flowerbeds etc.

  3. Bring in no less than 2 cups(one pint) of the mixture in a plastic bag to the Butler County Extension Office. Label each bag of soil collected.

     For example: #1 Flower Garden & #2 Vegetable Garden

Soil sample information sheets can be printed off and filled out prior to bringing your soil to the Butler County Extension Office. Do Not send soil directly to K-State.

Soil Test Forms

Lawns & Other Turf

Flowers & Other Ornamentals

Vegetables, Fruits & Nuts

For your convienience, bring your soil sample to the Butler Co. Extension Office to mail to the lab for analysis.