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Soil test in the GTA?

Posted by canuckistani 5a (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 5, 09 at 13:26

Any suggestions on how to go about a cheap or free soil test in the toronto area (Brampton specifically). Are there free soil tests out there?

Thanks!


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RE: Soil test in the GTA?

What is the meaning of GTA?? Just curious...


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RE: Soil test in the GTA?

Greater Toronto Area.


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RE: Soil test in the GTA?

Guelph University does that for the public however I think they do charge a small fee for it.


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RE: Soil test in the GTA?

AG Test in Guelph is my lab of choice. Great service and competitive rates.

Free soil testing? Maybe if you are a member of the OFA you can get a discount, but nothing is free anymore.

Here is a link that might be useful: AG Test


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RE: Soil test in the GTA?

Call up Humber Nurseries---(the biggest full service nursery in Canada)...they're in your neck of the woods.
If they don't, they can put you in touch with who does.
Or, call up Mason Hogue Nursery in Uxbridge--a bit east of you but good advice about soil testing.

Like Acton, its worth the drive to Guelph.

Do call first---they can give proper advice about how to go about bringing the required number of soil testing samples to the laboratory.
Soil tests are not reliable unless taken from many far-apart places. Getting a test done for one particular area is useless.


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