Services & Fees

Services & Fees
Landscape
Fertility Test
Nutrients, pH, recommendations
$20
Soil/plant Suitability test
Nutrients, pH, soluble salt level, organic matter content, soil textural class, recommendations
$53
Topsoil Evaluation
Nutrients, pH, soluble salt level, organic matter content, percentages of sand/silt/clay, soil textural class, gravel content, recommendations
$86
Farm
Fertility Test
Nutrients, pH, estimated CEC & cation saturation, recommendations from RCE agent
$20
Pre-sidedress Nitrate Test only
Nitrate-nitrogen soil to determine mid-season fertilizer requirement. Results within 3 working days (assuming dry sample when received)
$20
Full Farm Test
Nutrients, pH, estimated CEC & cation saturation, plant-available (inorganic) nitrogen, organic matter content, recommendations from RCE agent
$53
Organic Media
Greenhouse (soilless) Potting Media
Nutrients, pH, electrical conductivity, plant-available (inorganic) nitrogen by saturated media extract
$55
Compost/Basic
pH, electrical conductivity, nitrate-nitrogen by saturated media extract, maturity index
$66
Compost/Technical
pH, electrical conductivity,plant-available (inorganic) nitrogen by saturated media extract, organic matter content, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, C:N ratio, maturity index, moisture content, coarse/inert fragment content
$138
Compost Available Nutrients
Add to either compost test above; water-soluble (plant-available) P, K, Ca, Mg, Cu, Mn, Zn, B by saturated media extract
$17
Compost Total Nutrients
Add to either compost test above; total P, K, Ca, Mg, Cu, Mn, Zn, B, Mo in ashed compost sample
$55
Sport Turf
Golf/ Sports Turf Fertility Test
Nutrients, pH, estimated CEC & cation saturation, recommendations
$20
Golf/ Sports Turf Total Test
Nutrients, pH, estimated CEC & cation saturation, soluble salt level, organic matter content, soil textural class, recommendations
$53
Sand-based Root Zone Test
Nutrients, pH, estimated CEC & cation saturation, recommendations, soluble salt level, organic matter content by loss-on-ignition, percentage fines, recommendations. *For golf course greens, organic matter content will be determined by loss-on-ignition as described by USGA guidelines
$53
Technical
Permeability Class Rating
Percentages sand/silt/clay, sieve analysis of sand, gravel content, estimate of permeability
$110
Acid-producing soil test
pH before and after oxidation, level of sulfate, for determination of acid sulfide/sulfate soil
$44
Topsoil Evaluation
Fertility, pH, soluble salt level, organic matter content, percentages of sand/silt/clay, soil textural class, gravel content, visual assessment
$92
Ecological Research Test
Nutrients, pH, estimated CEC & cation saturation, soluble salts, organic matter content, percentages of sand/silt/clay, soil textural class, TKN, plant-available (inorganic) nitrogen
$125
Compost/Technical
pH, electrical conductivity, plant-available (inorganic) nitrogen by saturated media extract, organic matter content, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, C:N ratio, respiration test, moisture content, coarse/inert fragment content
$138
Individual Special Soil Tests
Soil pH & Lime Requirement only
Includes recommendations for selected crop/plant. Fee includes soil processing
$15
Soil Solvita® CO2
Microbial respiration as biological indicator of soil health, with estimation of nitrogen release. If this is not done in combination with pH or fertility analysis, add soil processing fee (below)
$17
Soluble Salts
Level of total dissolved ions measured by electrical conductivity. If this is not done in combination with pH or fertility analysis, add soil processing fee (below)
$11
Soil Organic Matter Content
Method used for most soil samples. If this is not done in combination with pH or fertility analysis, add soil processing fee (below)
$17
Loss-on-ignition Organic Matter
Used for very high organic-content soil. If this is not done in combination with pH or fertility analysis, add soil processing fee (below)
$17
Soil particle-size analysis
Percentages of sand/silt/clay and textural class. If this is not done in combination with pH or fertility analysis, add soil processing fee (below)
$33
Inorganic Nitrogen
Plant-available, nitrate-nitrogen and ammonium-nitrogen. If this is not done in combination with pH or fertility analysis, add soil processing fee (below)
$22
Total (Kjeldahl) Nitrogen
Includes organic-bound nitrogen and ammonium-nitrogen. If this is not done in combination with pH or fertility analysis, add soil processing fee (below)
$22
Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) or Exchangeable Cations
Indicator of nutrient cation buffering capacity or balance of cation nutrients, respectively. If this is not done in combination with pH or fertility analysis, add soil processing fee (below)
$55
CEC & Exchangeable Cations
If this is not done in combination with pH or fertility analysis, add soil processing fee (below)
$83
Lead Screening by Mehlich 3
Screening for Lead (Pb) contamination. If this is not done in combination with pH or fertility analysis, add soil processing fee (below)
$17
Soil Processing Fee
Grinding/sieving (already included in combination tests and pH only) preparation for analysis
$5
USDA Sieve Analysis of Sand
Percentages of very coarse, coarse, medium, fine and very fine sand classes, plus gravel
$55
Custom Sieve Analysis
Client specified - limited selection
$17 per sieve
Coarse Fragment Size Distribution
Fractions greater than 1-inch, 1/2-inch, 1/4-inch, and 2mm
$11
Soil Water Content, as received
$11
Other Analyses
Water Analysis for Irrigation: pH, soluble salt content, nitrate-nitrogen, phosphorus, iron
$22
Fee Adjustments
Express Processing: per sample, turnaround will depend on tests and total number of samples in batch, includes faxing of report
$50
Special Reporting Requirements
for example percent passing format for sieve analysis, calculations of coefficient of uniformity, particle size distribution graph, compliance of results to specifications, recommendations to meet specifications, critique of specifications (calculated for 15 minute increments)
$200 per hour

Notes:

  • "Nutrients" refers to P, K, Ca, Mg, Cu, Mn, Zn, B, Fe. Nitrogen is not included.
  • Cation saturation refers to calculated % of CEC for macronutrient cations: Ca, Mg, K.
  • The pH test includes determination of lime requirement by Adams-Evans buffer.
  • When not preceded by "percentages of sand/silt/clay", "soil textural class" refers to texture by feel (qualitative).

  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences