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A soil test shows what nutrients are in your soil and what you may need to add.

Soil Testing Services


At this time we are accepting soil samples by mail from Rensselaer County residents for pH testing.The results of the pH test will tell you if lime or sulfur is needed to optimize soil nutrient availability.Please fill out the form and mail it and your sample to:Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County, 61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180.If you are unable to print the form, please send the same information as asked for on the form, printed clearly, on your own paper.Click here for the soil test form

Last updated April 2, 2020