John Peters, Doug Soldat
Save money and protect the environment by having your soil tested before applying lime and fertilizer. This concise publication tells you when and how to sample and where to send it for testing (2 pages; 2008).
Want to learn more?
If you are considering a nutrient management program for agricultural purposes, check out Sampling Soils for Testing (A2100).
How to Collect a Soil Sample is a 3-minute podcast that will literally walk you through the steps of collecting a soil sample.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Soil Testing Laboratories site has more information and useful links.