Soil sampling sweet cherry orchard

Asked May 14, 2020, 12:04 PM EDT

Hello, I am looking to do a soil sample on our 45 acre sweet cherry orchard. I have done a lot of research and feel like I have a good understanding of the process, but I just was wondering if there were any additional resources or advice on how to conduct the samples correctly. Also - I want to be sure I include the correct form and paperwork along with the sample when mailing them to the lab, if you have any information on that process. Thank you!

Leelanau County Michigan

1 Response

There is sampling information on the MSU website http://homesoiltest.msu.edu. You can also use our soil test kit self mailer which can be purchased from this website: http://homesoiltest.msu.edu. The self-mailer comes with instructions. For more detailed instructions and advice tailored to your particular site I would recommend reaching out to your local MSU Extension office by phone and/or taking advantage of the resources on the Leelanau County MSU Extension Horticulture page: https://www.canr.msu.edu/leelanau/home_horticulture.