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Soil Testing for Agronomy related analysis:

The Rensselaer County SWCD currently offers free soil sampling services on Agricultural lands in the county.  Please contact or call our office at (518) 271-1740 x 3 for Soil & Water to make a site visit to conduct soil sampling.   


You may go to to see what they have to offer for Agronomy related soil testing.  Dairy One charges a fee for a soil testing analysis.  

Soil Testing Services (assisted by our CCE partners)



Soil Testing for a Horticultural related analysis:


For a small fee, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Rensselaer County is accepting soil samples by mail or by drop off at the Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences Building in Troy from Rensselaer County residents for pH testing. This testing is conducted at the office and results of the pH test will tell you if lime or sulfur is needed to optimize soil nutrient availability.  CCE offers services for a more comprehensive test, beyond PH, if needed.  For the comprehensive soil analysis service, CCE can assist you in sending your soil samples to UMass.  


You may click here to print and complete the form to include in your soil sample.

Click here to read 'how to take a soil sample'.


Please fill out the form and mail or drop off with your sample to:


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County

Department of Agriculture & Life Sciences Building

61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180

With any questions related to Horticultural related soil testing, please contact:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County

David Chinery - Horticultural Soil Sampling

518-272-4210 x 114


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