Soil Samples: Kits, Fees, and FAQ

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Need your soil tested? PICK UP A SOIL SAMPLE KIT: 1 Soil Sample Kit Contains: (yellow envelope) (1) Sampling Instruction Brochure (1) Soil Sample Information Form (1) Soil Sample Information Form Example Sheet 2. DROP OFF YOUR SOIL SAMPLE AND COMPLETED SAMPLE INFORMATION FORM *FREE until Nov. 30th. STARTING NOV. 30TH THERE'S A $4 FEE PER SAMPLE BOX* NO CASH. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO NCDA HAVE A QUESTION? CONTACT US! BY PHONE: 910-455-5873 BY EMAIL: N.C. Cooperative Extension prohibits discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, gender identity, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation and veteran status. NC State University, N.C. A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and local governments cooperating

You can pick up our Soil Sample kits at our office:

N.C. Cooperative Extension – Onslow County center

4024 Richlands Hwy.

Jacksonville, NC

MON-FRI, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please let the receptionist know you’re here to pick up a Soil Sample Kit. Once your soil sample is completed you may drop it back off to our office for us to ship to Raleigh for your results.

Question: What is a completed soil sample?

Answer: A completed soil sample is your boxed up sample(s) with completed sample information sheet and payment* tucked underneath the flaps.

**PLEASE MAKE SURE EACH SAMPLE BOX HAS YOUR NAME, SAMPLE ID, AND ADDRESS WRITTEN ON IT. You’ll see a section on each box for your Name, Address, and Sample ID (list the same Sample ID(s) you listed on the sample information sheet)**

You can log up to 6 samples on one sample information sheet. Any additional need to be logged on another copy of the sample information sheet.

Question: What is a completed soil sample? Answer: A completed soil sample is your boxed up sample(s) with completed sample information sheet and payment* tucked underneath the flaps.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does it cost to have my soil tested?

From November 20th, 2020 – March 31st, 2021 any samples received will need to include a $4 fee per sample box.

Starting April 1st, 2021 – November 30th, 2021 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!

What are the payment methods?

  1. You can provide us with a check made out to NCDA that you can fold up with your sample information sheet and tuck under your boxed up sample’s flaps. NO CASH  See example below.Fold up the completed sample information sheet and tuck under the flaps of the soil sample box.
  2. 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 Soil Sample Results when they are ready. See example form below and click here for more details.

    Soil Sample Form (Homeowners)When will my samples be shipped off?

    Once your boxed up sample(s), payment*, and completed sample information sheet is dropped off, our staff will ship your check*,  boxed up sample(s) and completed sample information sheet to Raleigh by courier.

    As of 4/29/21 we are shipping samples off every Wednesday.

    When will I get my results?

**As of 4/29/21 the estimate wait time for your sample results is 7-10 days.**
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 Us

Contact our Horticulture Agent, Emilee Morrison, or our Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County if you have questions about your results, the soil sampling process, or gardening questions!

Emilee Morrison, Extension Horticulture Agent

By email:

By phone: 910-455-5873 MON-FRI, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Onslow County

By email:

By phone: 910-455-5873 MON-FRI, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.