UMass Extension Turf Program

Soil Testing

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Testing of soil is an important exercise in the management of fine turf.  A vast number of problems ranging from loss of stand density to weed infestation can be addressed with the help of soil test results.  Furthermore, regular soil testing helps to inform routine maintenance practices like fertilization and liming.

The University of Massachusetts Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory is located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Testing services are available to all. The function of the Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory is to provide test results and recommendations that lead to the wise and economical use of soils and soil amendments.

For complete information, visit the UMass Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory web site at:

http://www.umass.edu/soiltest

Driving Directions to the UMass Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory (PDF 20K)

For additional information, call the lab at (413) 545-2311.