The sale of soil test kits has resumed. We are open Monday - Thursday, 8:30AM - 4PM by appointment only. Please call 614-866-6900, option 6 to make an appointment. You may also mail your request or pay by credit card online. If picking up in the office and paying with a credit card you will need to prepay online.

 

The Franklin County Extension office now has soil testing kits available for sale.

Kits are $11 (Cash, Check, Credit Card) that includes tax and can be purchased at our office during normal business hours or mailed (See table below for pricing). Testing is available for gardens, home lawns, farm fields, and commercial horticulture operations. Each sample is analyzed for water pH, Mehlich buffer lime requirement, and for phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and calcium by the Mehlich 3 (ICP) test. The final report includes the chemical analysis of the soil along with lime and fertilizer recommendations for the crop specified. For agronomic crops, Mehlich 3 zinc, copper and sulfur are also reported. Analysis is done at a non-biased university soil testing laboratory at Penn State University.

Instructions and a soil testing fact sheet are included.

A copy of the results will also be sent to our office, so if you have any questions Mike Hogan or Tim McDermott can answer them.

Mailing Options:

If you would like a soil testing kit mailed to you, please visit our online payment site to pay by credit card or mail in a check/money order.

Credit Card Online

Please use the additional comments section to enter your mailing address information and enter the corresponding price from the chart below.

Check or Money Order-

Please send a check/money order for the corresponding price below made out to the OSU Extension Franklin County and mail to 2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210.

If you are not sure how many kits you need, please call our office so we can help determine the correct quantity for what you are trying to test.

# of Soil Testing Kits Price for Shipping Total Price
1 .70 $11.70
2 .90 $22.90
3 1.65 $34.65
4 1.90 $45.90
5 2.10 $57.10
6 2.30 $68.30