Soil Sample Testing + Fees

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If you’re having problems with your garden or grass in your lawn – having your soil tested is a step in the right direction!

(You will be sent over to NCDA’s website)


Sample boxes are not available by mail. Pick them up at your county’s Cooperative Extension office or the Agronomic Division office in Raleigh.

Sample boxes and forms available at our office MON-THURS 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & FRI 8 a.m.-12 p.m.


NCDA’s Sampling Fee

  • From November 30th, 2023 – March 31st, 2024 any samples received will need to include a $4 fee per sample box.
  • Starting April 1st, 2024 – November 29th, 2024 you can submit your soil sample(s) for FREEBe sure to drop your sample(s) off to us before November 30th to avoid the peak season fee of $4 per box!
  • Payment methods for NCDA Sampling Fee:
    • You can provide us with a check made out to NCDA.
    • NO CASH
    • Or if you’d rather pay NCDA directly online – when you fill out your Sample Information Sheet write “Invoice” and you will have to pay for your invoice online by credit card in order to view your Sample Results when they are ready.

Jones Extension Courier Fee

  • In addition to the fee sent to NCDA, our office charges a courier fee based on your sample’s weight. Our office does not keep change so please bring exact cash or check only. See the chart below for our current fees. (As of 12/14/2023)
    Courier rates 2023


View the current Soil Sample Result Turnaround Time
Your results are sent to the email address you wrote down on your Sample Information Sheet.

Don’t have an email? No worries!  You can look up your Soil Sample Results online using your name and address!

Click here to look up your Soil Sample results
Enter your last name(comma) first name, business name, or report number. Your name and address should pop up while searching.

If you have trouble accessing your results or have questions reach out to us!


Contact our Commercial Horticulture Agent, Lisa Rayburn, if you have questions about your results, the soil sampling process, or gardening questions!

Lisa Rayburn, Extension Commercial Horticulture Agent

By email:
By phone: 252-448-9621, MON-THURS 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & FRI 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

or contact our County Extension Director – Field Crops, Jacob Morgan, if you have questions about your results, the soil sampling process, or field crop questions!

Jacob Morgan, County Extension Director – Field Crops

By email:
By office phone: 252-448-9621, MON-THURS 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & FRI 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
By cell phone: 252-917-1204, MON-THURS 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & FRI 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Written By

Emoni Burgess, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionEmoni BurgessCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Emoni Email Emoni N.C. Cooperative Extension, Jones County Center
Updated on Dec 14, 2023
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