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Soil Testing Kits Available

04/04/2020 @ 2:30 pm

Cook County Farm Bureau offers both members and non-members an opportunity to test their garden or lawn soil by purchasing a soil testing kit. Soil, in its natural state, is rarely fertile enough for the best growth of plants. Usually, it is necessary to supplement the earth’s store of plant nutrients before we can obtain the most vigorous lawn, the most abundant and brilliant flowers, the most aesthetically satisfying trees/shrubs and the greatest yield of tasty and nutritious vegetables, or crops. Test your soil pH, potassium, phosphorous, and other key elements to begin the soil improvement process.


Complete kit guidelines and instructions, as well as mailing information included in the test kit and members will receive test results and basic recommendations within two weeks. Members are also encouraged to contact the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Resource Center, available by emailing [email protected] starting April 13th, for questions and assistance with gardening and lawn questions.


Farm Bureau Soil Test Kit discounted member pricing: 

1 sample Soil Test Kit: $25 | 2 sample kit: $32 | 3 sample kit: $50 | 1 sample Soil & Lead Test Kit: $53 | 1 sample Lead Only Test Kit: $45 Non-member pricing also available.


Soil Kits are available at the Cook County Farm Bureau for by phone at 708-354-3276 using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover at no additional charge. Costs are subject to change.

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