Soil Health Testing

We currently offer a suite of soil health analyses to support research and education purposes. At this time, we are not accepting individual samples from the general public.

Please read and fill out our submission instructions and sample list form. This form will be needed for submitting soils through our webform. For more information and questions, please email Bethany Herman (herman.271@osu.edu).

Package 1. Active Organic Matter Package

  • Permanganate oxidizable carbon (POXC, Active C)
  • Respiration
  • Soil Protein

Package 2. Active Organic Matter + Nutrient Analysis Package

(Includes Package 1 + pH, Buffer pH, CEC, OM and Mehlich-3 extractable nutrients)                             

Package 3. Complete Soil Health Analysis Package

(Includes Package 2 + Aggregate Stability by Wet Sieving)


Analysis Pricing

  5-50 Samples 50+ Samples
Package 1 $30.00 $25.00
Package 2 $40.00 $35.00
Package 3 $55.00 $50.00

We also offer Ala Carte analyses:

   POXC                            
   Respiration                            
   Soil Protein                                                        
   Aggregate Stability - Wet Sieving (3 or 4 size classes)                            
   Organic Matter Characterization by Infrared Spectroscopy                            
   Nutrient Analysis                            
   Total C and N                            
   Nitrate and Ammonium (2M KCl)
   Aggregate Stability via Rainfall Simulation (Coming soon)  

Active Organic Matter Package