Biology Soil Testing Packages 2018-03-28T13:27:26+00:00

EarthFort Lab Testing Table

View the lab testing table below to simplify the ordering process.

To gain further insight into the testing descriptions, please click on the active links (Dark Green) within the table.

For quick reference on recommended tests for your situation, click the plus sign associated with your media type below:

Recomended for Soils

#3 Advanced Biology Package (total/active bacteria & fungi, protozoa and nematodes)

#9 Plant Available Nutrient Package

Recommended for Solid Amendments

#3 Advanced Biology Package  (total/active bacteria & fungi, protozoa and nematodes)

#7 Compost/Solid Amendment Chemistry Package

#11 E.coli

Recommended for Liquids

#2 Essential Biology Package (total/active bacteria & fungi and protozoa)

#8 Liquid Chemistry Package

Test #Package/AssayMin. WeightPrice per Sample
#1

Basic Biology Package

Total / Active Bacteria (TB/AB) and Total / Active Fungi (TF/AF)
20 grams$80
#2

Essential Biology Package

Total / Active Bacteria (TB/AB) and Total / Active Fungi (TF/AF) and Protozoa
20 grams$108
#3

Advanced Biology Package

Total / Active Bacteria (TB/AB) and Total / Active Fungi (TF/AF) and Protozoa and Nematodes
125 grams$144
#4

Mycorrhizal Colonization (VAM)

VAM- Must include 26 cm (10 inches) of fine, young roots in sample
10" roots$50
#6

Soil Chemistry Package

pH, texture, soluble salts % organic matter, nitrates (NO3), ammonium (NH4), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), sulfur (S), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sodium (Na), Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), Boron (B), Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), % base saturation, # Nitrogen per acre,
500 gram$70
#7

Compost / Solid Amendment Chemistry Package

% moisture, %
nitrogen
, % nitrogen (N), phosphate (P205), Potash (K2O), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sodium (Na), Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), Boron (B), Sulfate (SO4), pH, electrical conductivity (EC), carbon to nitrogen ratio (C:N), maturity
500 gram$85
#8

Liquid Chemistry Package

pH, electrical conductivity (EC), nitrogen (N), phosphate (P2O5), potash (K2)), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sulfur (S), Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), Boron (B), # per gallon
20 ounces$100
#9

Plant Available Nutrient Package

pH, calcium (Ca), % humus, soluble salts, nitrates (NO3), ammonium (NH4), phosphate (HPO4), potassium (K), Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), Boron (B), sulfates (SO4), chlorides (Cl)
230 gram$99
#10

Remediation Consultation

Optional service to consult with our experts about your reports and land management practices
$30 per 15 minutes
#11

E.coli

By E.coli colony forming units (CFU).
10 gram$35
#12

E. coli & Salmonella

250 gram$89
#13

Fungal genus: Verticillum

500 gram$129
#14

Disease package Pythium-Phytopthora-Fusarium

500 gram$164
#15

Soil Borne Disease Package - up to 9 diseases (Indicative Plant Type)

500 gram$235
#16

Irrigation Complete Water Test


pH, electrical conductivity (EC water), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), sodium (Na), sulfates (SO4), nitrates (NO3), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), boron (B), sodium adsorption ratio, chlorides (Xl), bicarbonates (HCO3)
20 ounces$75
#17

Irrigation Water Test - e.Coli & Total Coliform only

20 ounces$39

GETTING STARTED:
Download Order Form & Follow Shipping Instructions

US Testing Order Form

(for samples originating within the United States and U.S. Territories)

Click the above link to download our testing order form for samples taken within the U.S. and U.S. Territories.  Print and fill out this form, then submit it with your soil sample(s) & payment.  List up to twelve samples per page, use additional copies as needed.

International Testing Order Form

(for samples originating from foreign countries)

IMPORTANT NOTEEarthfort is pleased to offer testing to clients living and sampling in other countries. In order to keep this service available, you must comply with United States Department of Agriculture’s regulations. In addition to filling out our International Order form and including it in your box, clients sending foreign samples MUST first contact us to request an official PPQ Form 599 Customs Permit to be sent to you, prior to taking samples and shipping them to us. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO HAND CARRY ANY TYPE OF FOREIGN SAMPLE INTO THE UNITED STATES, SAMPLES MUST BE SHIPPED TO OUR LABORATORY PER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS. Failing to follow USDA requirements for packaging and shipping of samples can result in delays in samples arriving at our lab, sample loss or destruction, package returns, and fines up to $300,000 US dollars, as well as our discontinuation of this service. These requirements are in place to safeguard United States agriculture and natural resources; violations of these regulations are taken very seriously.

We’re here to help. Call  (541)257-2612 or email us at info@earthfort.com

Soil, Compost, and Liquid Sampling Instructions

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Soil, Compost, and Liquid Sampling Instructions

Details how to take a soil, compost, or liquid amendment sample and how much of that material we need to perform the test(s).

For instructions on how to mail your samples for their safe arrival to our lab, click here.

International Soil Permit and Testing Form

To Our Valued International Customers:
Earthfort is pleased to offer testing to clients living and sampling in other countries. In order to keep this service available, you must comply with United States Department of Agriculture’s regulations.

Clients sending foreign samples MUST contact us to request an official PPQ Form 599 customs permit to be shipped to you, prior to taking samples and shipping them to us. Please call us at (541)257-2612 or email us at info@earthfort.com for details. Click here to download a Foreign Testing Order Form.  Earthfort’s form must be filled out and enclosed with your samples, but it is NOT a substitute for the official PPQ 599 customs permit!

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO HAND CARRY ANY TYPE OF FOREIGN SAMPLE INTO THE UNITED STATES, SAMPLES MUST BE SHIPPED PER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS. Failing to follow USDA requirements for packaging and shipping of samples can result in delays in samples arriving at our lab, returned packages, and fines up to $300,000 US dollars, as well as our discontinuation of this service. These requirements are in place to safeguard United States agriculture and natural resources; violations of these regulations are taken very seriously.

Thank you for your business!
Sincerely,
The Earthfort Team

Mailing Soil Within the United States and U.S. Territories

U.S. Soil, Compost, And Liquid Mailing Instructions

For domestic soil or compost packaging and shipment instructions within the continental United States, Alaska, Hawai’i, and U.S. territories, click here.

For domestic liquid amendments (such as compost tea) packaging and shipment instructions within the continental United States, Alaska, Hawai’i, and U.S. territories, click here.

Mailing International Soils, Composts & Liquid Amendments

Intl. Soil, Compost, And Liquid Mailing Instructions

For instructions on packaging samples for shipment foreign lands click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Earthfort is pleased to offer testing to clients sampling soil and amendments in other countries. In order to keep this service available, you must comply with United States Department of Agriculture’s regulations. Clients sending foreign samples MUST contact us to request an official PPQ Form 599 Customs Permit to be sent to you, prior to taking samples and shipping them to us. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO HAND CARRY ANY TYPE OF FOREIGN SAMPLE INTO THE UNITED STATES, SAMPLES MUST BE SHIPPED PER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS. Failing to follow USDA requirements for packaging and shipping of samples can result in delays in samples arriving at our lab and fines up to $300,000 US dollars, as well as our discontinuation of this service. These requirements are in place to safeguard United States agriculture and natural resources; violations of these regulations are taken very seriously.

We’re here to help. Call (541)257-2612 or email us at
info@earthfort.com
If you measure your soil biology; you can manage it. Earthfort has measured soil biology across the world for over 20 years. Our proven methods of direct count microscopy are referenced below in Assay Descriptions.

Our Earthfort Essential Test measures the content and biology of soils and composts. It assesses moisture level, total and active bacteria, total and active fungi, and the presence of aerobic protozoa. We can also test for nematodes (identified to Genus), E. Coli, mycorrhizal colonization, and nitrogen cycling potential. Check out our Testing Order Form for details about each of our testing packages.

Upon receiving your test results, an Earthfort associate will provide a telephone report interpretation for those customers new to interpreting soil and compost data. If requested, we are able to provide remediation consulting for those who would like assistance on the practical application of soil amendments (fees may apply).