Soil Testing in Maine

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Agricultural Soil Testing in Maine

Our team provides the most efficient and effective soil sampling and soil testing programs across Maine including a range of fertility management programs tailored to your operation’s unique needs.

With 50 years of experience soil testing from our Augusta, Maine lab we have experienced local sampling teams, ready to ensure timely and precise collection of soil samples across Maine.

Also nearby our soil laboratory in Augusta, Maine you can ensure your soil is treated and testing with the latest technologies with a quick turnaround of results so you can make more informed and timely farm management decisions.

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Our Fertility Programs Available in Maine

We offer a wide assortment of fertility management services and soil testing in Maine. You can choose or select the services that best suite your needs or we are happy to build a custom program based on your needs. If you have any questions or would like some help to navigate don’t hesitate to Contact Us. 

Soil Analysis

To help identify the nutrients offered to the crop. Send in your samples or order sampling through us to analyze your soil properties.

Available Soil Tests:

S01 (Basic Soil Test)

S03 (Basic plus Micro-nutrients)

S04 (Basic, Micronutrients, and Organic Matter)

PSNT (Pre-Sidedress Nitrogen Test)

Bray 1 Equivalent

Ammonium Acetate

Estimated Element test performed with Mehlich 3 Extractant

Elements include: Phosphorous (P), Potassium (K), Soil pH, Buffer pH (BpH), Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), Base Saturation, Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca), Sulfur (S), Boron (B), Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn), Organic Matter (OM).

Solvita® Soil Health Test

Soil Health is an emerging concept of soil fertility which includes biological traits like microbial respiration in equal footing with nutrient chemistry.

Solvita® soil tests capture these key biological, chemical and physical traits indicating healthy functioning in a farm system.

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Compost Analysis

Woods End Laboratories conducts process studies for compost ingredients to evaluate turnover rate of carbon and interaction with the environment.

Biodegradability Testing

Measuring material decay in controlled environments.

Disintegration

We meticulously analyze the disintegration process, providing valuable insights into the environmental impact of a product.

Biodegradation

We measure CO2 production from the test product to monitor carbon conversion

Ecotoxicity

We measure heavy metals in the test product and the vitality and vigor of indicator plant species grown in the resultant compost mix to ensure the end product is safe to use.

Our Satisfied Customers

Woods End’s clients in biodegradability testing include: DuPont, FritoLay, KraftFoods, Natureworks, Corteva, Novamont, Pepsico, Boise, Nordenia, Huhtamaki, Toray, US Army Environmental Center, Weetabix — and many more.

Getting Accurate Soil Testing Results in Maine has never been easier

Our Soil Testing Lab in Maine

Our lab is located just outside of Augusta, Maine on Whitten Road and provides accurate and quick soil testing services to Maine, and across the country. 

Soil Sampling and Testing in Maine FAQ's

Our lab is based in Augusta Maine, servicing the local Maine area along with  samples from across the United States. 

We service across Maine including:

Androscoggin County, Aroostook County, Cumberland County, Franklin County, Hancock County, Kennebec County, Knox County, Lincoln County, Oxford County, Penobscot County, Piscataquis County, Sagadahoc County, Somerset County, Waldo County, Washington County, York County.

A: We strive for 5-10 days from order to collection and soil results received from lab and delivered to client.

A: Results can be sent to you via a CSV or PDF via email.

In some regions, results can be accessed through an online portal

A: OM, pH, Buffer pH, CEC, P, K, Mg, Ca, K%, Mg%, CA%

A: We sample fertility at 6” and have the capability to go down to 24″ with options to sample to 3′ (1-meter)

A: Grid, SoilOptix and Tissue sampling

A: Soil sampling can tell you a lot about what is happening in the field. It can answer questions on yield impact and how much fertilizer do you actually need to put down and where. Depending on the level of sampling being completed you can see what your macronutrients, micronutrients and even water holding capacity, just to name a few. 

Maine’s soils can vary widely within a single field. Consider the topography, drainage patterns, and historical land use when determining sampling locations.

Different crops may have varying root depths, so it’s essential to sample at the appropriate depth. For row crops like corn and soybeans, sampling depth is typically 6-12 inches.

The timing of soil sampling can affect nutrient levels. Ideally, samples should be taken in the fall after harvest or in the spring before planting to reflect the nutrient status before the growing season.

Align soil testing with nutrient management plans. Consider the specific nutrient requirements of the crops to be planted and adjust fertilizer recommendations accordingly.

Soil pH is critical for nutrient availability. Test and address pH levels, as they can influence nutrient uptake by plants.

Maine’s soils vary in organic matter content. Consider this when interpreting soil test results, as organic matter influences nutrient retention and availability.

Iowa has a significant focus on nitrogen management due to its impact on water quality. Assess nitrate levels in the soil and implement best management practices to minimize nutrient runoff.

A: Soil Test Reports are sent in CSV, Excel and PDF format.

A: No, not for fertility sampling. All you need to get started is a rough boundary of the field (we can provide) to be sampled.

A: You can call us if you have any questions about your soil test report.

260-333-0618

A: Nutrient recommendations need to be requested when ordering soil sampling. If not, they can be added on after the field is sampled. The lab will need previous crop, Intended crop and yield goal.

What Our Customers Say About Us

Jeremy Wolf
Jeremy Wolf
December 2023
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Turn around on soil samples is fast.
Kel Dyke (Oneredeemer)
Kel Dyke (Oneredeemer)
July 2023
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Quite a great group of people here!
Jeanette VanderMarel
Jeanette VanderMarel
October 2023
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The best!
Brad Whitthoft, Whitthoft Farm Supply
Brad Whitthoft, Whitthoft Farm Supply
2023
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They are a very important part of our daily operations and have allowed us to have the most current gps mapping along with vrt planting and fertilizer applications for our customers.
Agronomy Solutions Specialist, Sylvite
Agronomy Solutions Specialist, Sylvite
2023
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Deveron’s Insights team has created tools that enable us to turn data into decisions with our growers. Breaking apart soil test data, variable rate prescriptions, and test plots to compare with overlaid yield data gives us a much better understanding of what drives the agronomic and economic success of our growers’ fields and crops.
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With Deveron, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3....

1. Order Soil Sampling

Contact Us to order your preferred sampling type and resolution and our team will sample your fields asap.

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2. Soil Analysis

Samples are sent to our certified lab in Auburn, IN for analysis.                     

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3. Soil Results

Results are sent to you in a variety of formats and we help interpret your soil results for you.

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