Can your soil tests detect the amount of salt in my soil?

Asked August 6, 2014, 9:04 AM EDT

I am concerned about winter salt applications and their potential effects on my sugar maples.

Chippewa County Michigan soil testing salt lrk

1 Response

We can test for soluble salts ($6), sodium ($5), and chloride ($8). We would need about a cup of soil for the testing. Samples can be mailed in zipper-closure bags to Michigan State University SPNL, 1066 Bogue St., East Lansing, MI 48824.