At Owego & Endicott Agway, we offer FREE pH Soil Testing. You can bring your samples to both locations and our trained staff members will test your samples and call you when the results are available. We can also offer recommendations on any action you should take to adjust the soils pH---depending on what type of crop you are planting!
Why is soil pH important?
(Meaning fertilizers will be ineffective or wasted if correct levels of pH are not maintained.)
When we test the soil sample you bring us we will ask you what type of plant or grass you are planting/growing near where the sample was taken and we can direct you as to what you need to do to adjust the pH accordingly.
Soil Sampling Instructions:
(Meaning if you are bringing samples from your Rose bushes, as well as your garden and or lawn, you should package them in separate bags to get accurate readings for each crop.)
(So if you are bringing different samples from your garden—such as one spot where you plant tomatoes, and another spot where you plant potatoes…label them as such so we can test each one for accurate results.)
Products Used to Adjust Soil pH:
Agway® Fast Acting Lime
Benefits of Fast Acting Lime vs. Pelletized Lime:
Agway® Pelletized Lime
Espoma® Organic Soil Acidifier