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Posted on: October 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Free Soil Sample Test Kits - limited quantities available!

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Five good reasons to test soil: 

  • Nutrient levels - Test results provide you with soil nutrient levels and fertilizer recommendations when needed.
  • Soil Acidity - Soil pH and exchangeable acidity are measured for the determination of lime requirements.
  • Environmental Protection - Test results identify areas with excess nutrients that can pollute local waterways.
  • Economics - You buy soil amendments only when needed, avoiding unnecessary spending.
  • Health - Soil testing can help protect you and your family by alerting you to elevated levels of lead or other toxic heavy metals.

The Department of Public Works will be offering a limited number of Soil Sampling test kits to residents in Agawam. 
Residents should visit the Department of Public Works at 1000 Suffield Street to request a Soil Sampling Kit - while supplies last.  Kits will include a pre-paid testing form, detailed sampling instructions, packaging for the soil, and a pre-addressed mailing envelope.   Residents will be responsible for postage.  

For additional kit information call 413-821-0624. 
For more information regarding the UMass soil and plant nutrient testing, visit https://ag.umass.edu/services/soil-plant-nutrient-testing-laboratory

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