Soil samples

Asked September 23, 2020, 8:59 PM EDT

How do you take soil samples on 72 acres

Washtenaw County Michigan

1 Response

Hello,

Some of your methodology will depend on what the land is used for, but for a general overview see this article from MSU Extension.

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/a_refresher_on_soil_sampling

You can get an idea of what soil types you have in the parcel using the USDA's Web Soil Survey Tool.

https://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/App/HomePage.htm

If you would like to submit your sample's to MSU's soil lab, their web page is here.

https://www.canr.msu.edu/spnl/

Let me know if you have any additional questions!