Plant & Soil Testing

The condition of a yard’s soil is one of the most important factors influencing the success of any garden. Soils contain the critical nutrients, water, and living organisms that help create healthy and sustainable gardens and landscapes. Plant testing labs are growing in popularity and can help gardeners understand the health of their plants. Visit the organizations below for soil and plant testing resources and labs.

Earthfort LLC

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Earthfort is an agricultural company focusing on soil biology that will test soil samples for microbiology.

Earthfort LLC

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension puts university knowledge into the hands of people. Credible experts and educators provide information, education, and tools that farmers, nurseries, and local gardeners can use every day. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers provide research-based horticultural information to home gardeners in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. - Specific Information on Plant & Soil Testing

Soil Foodweb Laboratories For Microbiological Testing

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An international group of soil biology laboratories analysing and advising on microbial life in the soil and on plants. Will test soil samples for mircobiology.

Soil Foodweb Laboratories For Microbiological Testing

The University of Maryland Plant Diagnostic Laboratory

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The Plant Diagnostic Laboratory provides plant problem diagnosis for all crops. Most diagnoses are based on microscopic examination of the specimen and visual identification or culture of plant pathogens such as fungi, bacteria and nematodes. Identifications of plants, insects and mites attacking plants are also performed. Some specimens are referred to specialists in other departments or other institutions for diagnosis.

The University of Maryland Plant Diagnostic Laboratory

UMass Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory

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The UMass Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Lab offers a variety of soil, plant tissue, compost, greenhouse media, and metals analysis to suit the needs of a wide range of customers. Services include nutrient, heavy metal, and related testing.

UMass Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory

UMD Extension

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University of Maryland Extension (UME) is a statewide, non-formal education system within the college of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

UMD Extension

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education (CAUSES)

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The Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia seeks to expand academic and public knowledge of sustainable farming techniques that improve food and water security, health and wellness by providing research and education on urban and peri-urban agroecology and gardening techniques to residents and organizations in Washington, DC, and beyond.

University of the District of Columbia (UDC Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education (CAUSES)

University of the District of Columbia (UDC Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education (CAUSES) - Specific Information on Plant & Soil Testing

Virginia Tech Soil Testing Lab

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The Virginia Tech Soil Testing Laboratory is affiliated with both Virginia Cooperative Extension and the department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, and analyzes soil samples submitted by the public and university researchers.

Virginia Tech Soil Testing Lab

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