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OSU Extension

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Soil testing is important and is a great tool to keep your lawns, gardens, and fields healthy!

Visit the links below or come to the Mahoning County Extension Office to get the information you need to get started.  

Soil testing is an excellent measure of soil fertility, which allows you to make educated decisions while maintaining good plant health and maximum crop productivity.

Soil Testing Fact Sheet


  • Bring one cup of Dry Soil in a brown bag or ziplock bag labeled with name and the location the sample was taken (Veg. garden, Lawn, Flower bed, etc)
  • Bring completed Submission Forms or complete one at our office. 
  • The cost is $20 per sample. Only Cash and Checks made out to "OSU Extension" are accepted.
  • The whole process takes approximately 2 weeks, and once the test is completed your results will be mailed directly to you. We will receive a copy of your results as well to help with any questions.

Please call us at 330-533-5538 with any questions.