midwest labs soil testing labHere are some reminders which are noted on the MidwestLabs.com Site.  Most soil testing laboratories offer these soil testing packages. If you cannot find a particular soil test method, please contact a soil testing representative at Midwest Laboratories (402-334-7770) or email your question to  getsoilinfo@midwestlabs.com

Test Package Suggestions

  • If a field has never been sampled before, we recommend the complete test S3C.
  • For grain crops that will require nitrogen, we recommend tests S1AN or S2N, which include
    nitrate nitrogen.
  • In low rainfall areas, we also recommend a subsoil nitrate test.
  • For legume crops, we recommend a test including Boron analysis (tests S3, S3C, or S6).
  • In areas of high soil pH (over 7.1), we recommend test S1B (with Bicarbonate Phosphorus)
    and/or S2.
  • For soil where manure has been applied frequently or heavily, we recommend test S2N.
  • For determining optimum herbicide application rate, we recommend adding a Texture analysis
    to any of the above.

SAMPLE SIZE: One soil sample bag filled to the FILL LINE (Approximately 2 cups)
Contact Midwest Laboratories Shipping Department to order soil bags and boxes.

Soil Testing Packages

S1A (Basic): Organic Matter, Available Phosphorus (P1 Weak Bray and P2 Strong Bray)
Exchangeable Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Hydrogen, Soil pH, Buffer Index,
Cation Exchange Capacity,Percent Base Saturation of Cation Elements

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$10.50
$9.30

S1AEC: S1A plus Soluble Salts

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$12.22
$11.00

S1AN: Same as test S1A with carryover Nitrogen as Nitrate

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$13.20
$11.50

S1ANEC: S1AN plus Soluble Salts

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$14.92
$13.22

Subsoil Nitrate-N

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$6.00
$5.50

S1B: Same as test S1A with Sodium Bicarbonate Phosphorus in place of P2 Strong Bray Phosphorus

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$10.50
$9.30

S1C: Same as test S1A plus Sodium Bicarbonate Phosphorus

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$11.50
$10.30

S2: Test S1A or S1B plus Soluble Salts, Sodium and Excess Lime

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$13.40
$12.30

S2N: Same as test S2 with Nitrate Nitrogen

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$15.90
$14.70

S3C: A complete analysis including S1A, S2N and S3

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$26.50
$25.50

The following packages must be combined with one of the above packages:

S3: Sulfur, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Boron

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$14.20
$13.00

S4: Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$9.20
$8.40

 S5: Sulfur, Zinc

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$6.80
$6.00

 S6: Sulfur, Zinc, Manganese, Boron

With Recommendations
Without Recommendations
$12.80
$11.80

 LAWN & GARDEN:                                                                        $25.00
(Recommendations given in pounds per acre, 1000 square feet and 100 square feet)

Organic Matter
Exchangeable Potassium
Calcium
Soil pH
Cation Exchange Capacity
Nitrate Nitrogen
Excess Lime
Available Phosphorus (P1 Weak Bray and P2 Strong Bray)
Magnesium
Hydrogen
Buffer Index
Percent Base Saturation of Cations
Soluble Salts
Sodium

SOIL HEALTH COMPLETE:                                                       $75.00
is comprised of three components:
1. An in-depth soil analysis that will address the chemical aspects of the soil.
2. The Solvita 1-day CO2C test.
3. The Haney test with a Soil Health Calculation.

SOIL HEALTH BASIC:                                                                   $50.00
is comprised of two components:
1. An in-depth soil analysis that will address the chemical aspects of the soil.
2. The Solvita 1-day CO2C test.

 S7: (Container Media Extract)                                                   $22.50
pH, Conductivity, Available Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium

RECOMMENDATIONS ONLY   –New recommendation on old reports (per sample)             $3.00

Soil Test Packages
If you would like a printable copy of the soil testing packages available at Midwest Laboratories, click here

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