Soil Testing is important part of Nutrient Management Planning. It shows what pH the soil is, the percentage of organic material, and what the level of nutrients in the soil are. This can be very important when finding out if there is excessive nutrients in the soil that could be leaching into water supplies.

In NS, soil samples can be tested at the NSDA Analytical Lab. A form to submit with a sample is available here. Prices, fees and contact information is available here.

Soil Survey Reports for Nova Scotia have information on soil texture, drainage and classification. They can be found online, at the Agriculture and Agri-food website.


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