Submit Soil Samples Now to Avoid Peak-Season Fees

Posted On November 2, 2021— Written By and last updated by
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Peak-season soil testing fees are set to take effect Dec. 1 through March 31, 2022, pending final approval by the N.C. Board of Agriculture at its Nov. 19 meeting. Submitting soil samples to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agronomic Services lab before that date will mean growers and homeowners can avoid the $4 per sample fee.

Growers needing a supply of sample boxes or shippers are advised to call the Agronomic Division several hours before arriving so that they can pick up their needed items without experiencing a delay. Boxes can also be picked up at N.C. Cooperative Extension offices.

Growers are highly encouraged to submit soil sample information forms online for faster and more accurate uploading of their information. Fees can be paid with a credit card using PayPoint, a secure online payment service. Online submission can be accessed through the PALS homepage at www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/PALS/ after a user account is established.

Up-to-date sample turnaround times can be found at www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/PALS/.
For more information, contact the Agronomic Services Division at 919-664-1600.