Recommended Soil Testing Labs

plaz_2008June 9, 2008

I live in San Diego. I have been trying to find a soil testing lab locally to no avail. Every phone number I call is no longer in service. Does anyone know of a lab in San Diego that is still in business?

If not is there another lab you can recommend to whom I can mail the soil samples?

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I have used Perry Laboratory in Watsonville CA for soil tests for our property here in Calistoga CA and also in Klamath Falls OR. I was well pleased with the information from the tests and especially the counseling explaining what the tests meant. Al

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 8:22AM
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ccroulet(z9 CA Sunset 18)

plaz_2008: Landscaping companies get soils tested all the time. I'd think you could call one of them and find out whom they use. Also, I think places like HD, Lowe's and nurseries, at least big ones like Walter Anderson, can give you a referral. Soil in San Diego is a big issue (alkaline, clay), so the resources are available.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 11:45AM
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Farmecology Labs in Hopland Calif. They get soil sent to them from all over. 707-744-1191.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 1:53PM
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ccroulet(z9 CA Sunset 18)

Out of curiosity I looked up Farmecology Labs & Field Service, Hopland, CA, on the web. This company has one of the most utterly useless websites I've ever seen. The various links yield no information, and even "contacts" yields nothing! Maybe they're so busy doing great work for wineries in their area that they can't be bothered with no stinkin' html. Better stick with that phone number.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 2:39PM
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Midwest Laboratories services clients across the country. Please give me a call and I would be glad to match up your soil testing needs with our analysis. In addition, I would be happy to pay for the shipping of your samples. Normal turnaround on analysis is 3 days once sample is received at our location. Please call me 402-829-9877

Brent Pohlman
Midwest Laboratories

Here is a link that might be useful: Midwest Laboratories

    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 10:11AM
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We can test your soil for heavy metals. Located in San Diego, CA. Phone: 800-613-6064

Javier Gonzalez

Here is a link that might be useful: XRF Research, Inc.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 3:23PM
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