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 picked up at our office during normal business hours, M-F 8-4:30, 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.

If you would like a soil testing kit mailed to you, please send a check for the corresponding price below made out to the OSU Extension Franklin County and mail to 530 W. Spring Street, Suite 275, Columbus, OH 43215.

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

*Credit Cards are only accepted in office.