Soil Samples for Homeowners: Delayed

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Starting March 30, 2020, the Soil Lab will only be accepting and processing samples that are deemed priority or essential to agriculture. For homeowners, this means that soil samples will not be processed until the COVID-19 crisis and associated staffing shortage is over.

However, you can still sample the soil in your lawn or garden and have your samples ready to go. Once the Soil Lab does start accepting homeowner samples again, we will put a notice on our website and you can mail in your samples. From April 1st to approximately Thanksgiving, the Soil Lab does not charge a fee to process soil samples, so you will pay only for the postage to mail the boxes. 

We have a dropbox with soil test kits right outside the door of the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Davie County Center. The kits consist of four soil boxes and the form which must be filled out and mailed with the boxes. If you need more than four boxes in a kit, please call us at 336-753-6100 and let us know. We will be glad to get you whatever you need. In the meantime, if you have gardening questions, or need advice on what to do with your lawn or garden, please call 336-753-6100 or email susan_hawkins@ncsu.edu.