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Looking for Soil Testing Company Recommendations

Posted by hoosierquilt z10a/23 Vista Calif (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 16, 11 at 12:45

I'd like to have my soil tested and would like some recommendations for companies in California that other forum members have used. I'm hoping to find a company that does a good job, but doesn't charge an arm or a leg. Not looking to get a Google search link (I can do that myself), but actually looking for a company someone has used and felt their service and prices were good. I tried contacting my local MG's to see if they could give me a recommendation, but there stated they didn't have any recommendations (this is rather shocking in my mind, as I'm a MG from Indiana, and we always had recommendations for soil testing companies). So, anyone use a good California soil testing company they can recommend?


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RE: Looking for Soil Testing Company Recommendations

  • Posted by jordanz 8A Mojave Desert (My Page) on
    Wed, Mar 16, 11 at 16:30

I would also be interesting in getting my grass soil tested...listening.


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RE: Looking for Soil Testing Company Recommendations

I have used Perry Laboratory 424 Airport Blvd. Watsonville Ca. 831 722 7306 twice. Once for our property here in the Napa Valley and again for our Klamath Falls Oregon property. We were pleased with the service, advice and the cost. Al


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RE: Looking for Soil Testing Company Recommendations

Thanks Al. I'll check them out, appreciate the info!

Patty S.


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  • Posted by jordanz 8A Mojave Desert (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 17, 11 at 15:53

Perry Laboratory looks kind of pricey. I thought I'd read on here that people get soil testing done for under $20 bucks? Is that not possible?


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RE: Looking for Soil Testing Company Recommendations

My reports were from over ten years ago. They included four pages, one page the list of tests made and the results. The other pages indicated the considered normal for each test, and the possible consequence of being too far from normal. At that time my cost was less than $35. I would not expect a basic test, as mine was, for less than this, and the most comprehensive tests, costing more than $300. These would only be requested for a commercial application. Al


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