Soil Sample Information

— Written By and last updated by
en Español

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.

English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

Soil Test Kits

If you need to test soil samples from your yard or garden, please stop by the extension office to get a soil sample packet. The packets are in a dropbox next to the front door. The packet contains soil sample boxes and the form that must be sent with the samples, as well as a tip sheet with instructions. If you’ve never done a soil test before, refer to the tip sheet or talk to Susan Hawkins, the Horticulture Agent.

Processing Information

Soil samples are processed free from April 1 – November 30, 2021.  Be sure to mail  The samples must be mailed to Raleigh and not dropped off at our office, we do not mail out samples. 

Results for samples processed between April 1 and November 30 are usually ready in about two weeks. Results for samples processed between December 1 and March 31 will take longer to be available.


If you have questions or need help interpreting your soil test results, please call our office at 336-753-6100 or email