Where can I send/take my soil samples to be tested

Asked March 13, 2019, 9:46 PM EDT

In addition every year my cucumbers plants produce well but the leaves will yellow after just a few weeks and the cucumbers will as well. Same with squash

Howard County Maryland disease issues soil soil testing cucumbers vegetables squash

2 Responses

You'll find soil testing information in "Get Help" or "Topics". We provide a list of labs that test soil. You can put the cup of soil you've collected in a sandwich baggie and mail it in a padded envelope or box. More details are on the webpages.

Yellowing leaves can have many causes. We'd recommend that you read through the cultural guidelines under Crops: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/growing-vegetables

You also might want to look through the Insect and Diseases in "Vegetable Problem" (same webpage above.)

Another option is to send us photos of the problem plants when you see the yellowing first start to appear this summer. (Attached to a reply email.) We have a plant pathologist and entomologist on staff who can look at them.

ECN

You'll find soil testing information in "Get Help" or "Topics". We provide a list of labs that test soil. You can put the cup of soil you've collected in a sandwich baggie and mail it in a padded envelope or box. More details are on the webpages.

Yellowing leaves can have many causes. We'd recommend that you read through the cultural guidelines under Crops: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/growing-vegetables

You also might want to look through the Insect and Diseases in "Vegetable Problem" (same webpage above.)

Another option is to send us photos of the problem plants when you see the yellowing first start to appear this summer. (Attached to a reply email.) We have a plant pathologist and entomologist on staff who can look at them.

ECN