NC Department of Agriculture’s peak soil testing season period begins November 26th. Soil samples received by November 25 will be analyzed at no charge. For samples received November 26, 2015 through March 31st, 2016 a $4 fee per sample will be charged. Free soil analysis will not be available again until April.
Payments for soil samples submitted during the peak season can be made via credit card or with an escrow account. Consult the NCDA Agronomic Division website http://www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/ for information on how to set up an account. The phone contact number for NCDA is 919-733-2655.
Boxes for soil samples are available at the Buncombe County Extension Office, 49 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville 28806.
For more information about soil testing,
A Gardener’s Guide to Soil Testing http://content.ces.ncsu.edu/a-gardeners-guide-to-soil-testing.pdf
NCDA Soil Testing http://ncagr.gov/agronomi/sthome.htm