Georgia clients are encouraged to visit their local Extension office for sample submission and consultation.
The Extension office will assist you with sampling, bottles, soil bags, and fees. They will also handle shipping to the lab.
If you would like to submit samples directly to the lab:
(test for dolomitic limestone)
(>5000 ppm indicates Pb-based paint)
*Additional shipping costs may apply
Application of chemical fertilizers can contribute to soil acidification which is harmful for plant production, liming is a common practice to improve the pH of acidic soils. But how much to apply liming materials in a soil is varying. Soil Calcium Carbonate Equivalent (CCE) or content of Calcium plus Magnesium (for dolomitic limestone) offers a numeric value to the effectiveness of different liming materials. Both tests are offered in the AESL laboratories.