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Healthy Soil

Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities
Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health
Cornell pH Test kits
Fact Sheets from Cornell University Nutrient Management Spear Program There are 100 Fact Sheets relating to agronomy and field crops. We recommend taking a look at Soil Texture, Organic Matter and Nitrogen Basics – The Nitrogen Cycle.

For Heavy Metal Screening with Cornell

see Custom Analysis details at CNAL or FAQs. This research facility doesn’t supply recommendations or interpretations on any specific data; for nutrient analysis Agro-One Services.

For Nutrient Testing with Cornell Recommendations

Cornell University’s research-based nutrient guidelines for both soil and plant tissue (tree- and small-fruit leaf and grape petiole) are available through Agro-One Services. They provides more about their services, sampling instructions, submission forms (gardeners choose form H (pdf)), and pick-up points throughout the Northeast.

The following nutrient management Fact Sheets will accompany your soil test analysis report when you select a specific crop code.

EXAMPLE of the soil test report format (pdf)

Lawns (LAW)
How Best To Fertilize Your Lawn (pdf)
How Best To Fertilize Your Lawn 856 short version (pdf)

Mixed Vegetable Gardens (MVG)
Getting the Most out of Your Vegetable Garden Soil Test Report (pdf)

Blueberry (BLB) 
Getting the Most out of Your Blueberry Soil Test Report (pdf)

Raspberry (RSP)
Getting the Most out of Your Raspberry Soil Test Report (pdf)

Strawberry (STR)
Getting the Most out of Your Strawberry Soil Test Report (pdf)

Excessive Soluble Salts
Soluble Salts in Soils and Plant Health (pdf)

Soil Testing for (some) Contaminants.
If you need to see if your soil has heavy metals or need a custom analysis, this can be done through the Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory (CNAL).


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