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Please note that on this page when we talk about macronutrients, we mean nutrients needed in trace amounts by the plant, including Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Nitrate, Phosphate. When we talk about micronutrients, we mean Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Chloride, Boron. Also note that we do not test flower for potency.

Please click on the type of test you are looking for.

Soil Tests

Proper soil nutrition ultimately leads to more beautiful and productive plants with a reduced need for fertilizers and pesticides. A soil test will allow you to eliminate guess work the goes into fertilizing, select more appropriate plants, and identify potential problem areas. Over-fertilization (even with organic fertilizers) can contribute to nutrient pollution in our our rivers, lakes, and ocean. Under fertilization will cause plants to grow more slowly and be more prone to diseases and pests.

The best time to sample your soil is before you begin your garden design, 4 to 6 weeks before installing your landscape or garden, Pre and/or post amending for the season. The relative cost of a soil test is small when you consider how much you will spend at the nursery to obtain your plants and soil amendments as well as the time it takes to maintain your plants.

Basic Nutrient Test $65

  • This gives your basic plant available Macro nutrients at a soluble level
  • Measures the basics: pH, EC, Bulk Density, Organic Matter (on native soil only), Macros at a soluble level, and calculates out the percent exchangeable cations with a calcium:magnesium ratio.
  • Need help reading your report? Includes comments by a Soil Scientist

Full Nutrient Test $100

  • This gives you your basic plant available Macro and Micro nutrients at a soluble level
  • Measures the basics: pH, EC, Bulk Density, Organic Matter (on native soil only), Micros and Macros at a soluble level, and calculates out the percent exchangeable cations with a calcium:magnesium ratio
  • Need help reading your report? Includes comments by a Soil Scientist
  • This is perfect when combined with our Nutrient Management Plan

Advanced Nutrient Test $140

Measures the basics at soluble and insoluble levels

  • Measures the basics: pH, EC, Bulk Density, Organic Matter (on native soil only), Micros and Macros at a soluble level, and calculates out the percent exchangeable cations with a calcium:magnesium ratio
  • Also reveals the nutrients that are getting bound and held in your soil
  • Need help reading your report? Includes comments, nutrient recommendations, & liming requirements by a Soil Scientist
  • This is perfect when combined with our Nutrient Management Plan

Sha-Bang-Bang​ ​$130

This is a Full Nutrient Test with application rates that you need to balance key nutrient levels.

  • Includes: pH, EC, Bulk Density, Organic matter (on native soil only), Micros and Macros at a soluble level, and calculates out the percent exchangeable cations with a calcium:magnesium ratio
  • Also includes application rates for: Ca, Mg, K, and pH adjustment
  • Not necessary if you’re getting a Nutrient Management Plan
  • Includes comments and by a Soil Scientist

Original Gardener ​$175

This is an Advanced Nutrient Test with application rates that you need to balance key nutrient levels.

  • Includes: pH, EC, Bulk Density, Organic matter (on native soil only), Soluble AND Total Macro &  Micronutrients
  • Not necessary if you’re getting a Nutrient Management Plan
  • Also Includes application rates for: Ca, Mg, K, and pH adjustment
  • Includes comments by a Soil Scientist

Basic Nutrient Test

$ 65
  • pH & EC
  • Bulk Density
  • Organic Matter
  • Soluble Macronutrients
  • Soluble Micronutrients
  • % exchangeable cations with a calcium:magnesium ratio
  • Also reveals the nutrients that are getting bound and held in your soil
  • Includes comments and by a Soil Scientist

This gives you your basic plant available Macro and Micro nutrients at a soluble level, perfect when combined with our Nutrient Management Plan

Full Nutrient Test

$ 100
  • pH & EC
  • Bulk Density
  • Organic Matter
  • Soluble Macronutrients
  • Soluble Micronutrients
  • % exchangeable cations with a calcium:magnesium ratio
  • Also reveals the nutrients that are getting bound and held in your soil
  • Includes comments and by a Soil Scientist

This gives you your basic plant available Macro and Micro nutrients at a soluble level, perfect when combined with our Nutrient Management Plan

Advanced Nutrient Test

$ 140
  • pH & EC
  • Bulk Density
  • Organic Matter
  • Soluble Macronutrients
  • Soluble Micronutrients
  • % exchangeable cations with a calcium:magnesium ratio
  • Also reveals the nutrients that are getting bound and held in your soil
  • Includes comments and by a Soil Scientist

Measures the basics at soluble and insoluble levels, revealing the nutrients that are getting bound and held in your soil

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Sha-Bang-Bang

$ 130
  • pH & EC
  • Bulk Density
  • Organic Matter
  • Soluble Macronutrients
  • Soluble Micronutrients
  • % exchangeable cations with a calcium:magnesium ratio
  • Also includes application rates for: Ca, Mg, K, and pH adjustment
  • Includes comments and by a Soil Scientist

This is a Full Nutrient Test with application rates that you need to balance key nutrient levels.

Original Gardener

$ 175
  • pH & EC
  • Bulk Density
  • Organic Matter
  • Soluble & Total Macronutrients
  • Soluble & Total Micronutrients
  • % exchangeable cations with a calcium:magnesium ratio
  • Also Includes application rates for: Ca, Mg, K, and pH adjustment
  • Includes comments and by a Soil Scientist

This is a Full Nutrient Test with application rates that you need to balance key nutrient levels.

Plant Tissue Tests:

What you can’t see can hurt your plants and ruin your season. Test for pests and pathogens on incoming plants and throughout the season.

Visual symptoms can be difficult to identify. Most symptoms consist of Chlorosis (yellowing of the leaf or plant), Necrosis (death of the leaf or plant). Different variations of chlorosis exist like, mottled splotchy appearance, yellowing from the inside out or the outside in, and yellowing from the top-to-bottom or bottom-to-top of the plant. Many plants will exhibit BOTH a deficiency and a toxicity at the same time. When you get a laboratory test, you can ask your plant exactly what it needs without guessing and “shooting from the hip”.

Pest ID $150

  • Plant: Get all incoming clones and new plants tested to protect your farm before contaminating your crop. Be sure to monitor throughout the season & for acute infestation.
  • Grow/Bloom: Test suspicious plant material. Get confirmation or a second opinion on what you may have.  Make sure you know if you have a pest before it’s too late.
  • This includes a pest ID, report, pest informational sheet, and extraction
  • Includes transport to UC Extension (if needed) for further identification

Plant Tissue Nutrient Test $115

  • Identifies any nutrient deficiencies or toxicities in your plant tissue before you see them. Avoid nutrient lockout so your plant can get all that it needs.
  • Measures plant nutrients, including Macronutrients: Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium, Nitrate, Phosphate; * Micronutrients: Iron, Copper, Manganese, Zinc
  • Combine with a Soil and/or Complete Water Test to ensure the available nutrients in your soil are getting to your plant

Water Tests:

It’s good to know what’s in your water before you feed it to you plants; hard water locks out nutrients.

Water Hardness $40

  • Includes: pH, EC, Calcium, Magnesium
  • EPA water hardness designation

Complete Water Test $115

  • Includes: pH, EC; Macro and Micro Nutrients
  • Includes EPA water hardness designation
  • Combine with a Soil and/or Tissue Test to ensure the available nutrients in your soil are getting to your plant

External Lab Tests:

Advanced Biological Soil Panel $300

  • Ensure that your soil has the beneficial biology it needs to thrive
  • Combat potential pathogens by keeping your beneficial biology in line
  • Identifies total and active fungi and bacteria, including nematodes and protozoa
  • Quantify – exact numbers of organisms in your soil or compost

4 Heavy Metals Analysis on Soil or Water $177

  • For CA State compliant growing
  • Screens for 4 heavy metals: Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury

CAM 17 Heavy Metals on Soil $325 | Water $350

  • For CA State compliant growing, or those concerned about toxicity
  • Screens for 17 heavy metals: Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Baryllium, Cadmium, Chromium,
    Cobalt, Copper, Lead, Molybdenum, Mercury, Nickel, Selenium,
    Silver, Thallium, Vanadium, & Zinc

Soil Pesticide Panel $250

  • Pre-Plant: It all starts with your soil – with proper sampling techniques you can ensure your soil medium is clean.
  • Can identify up to 70 pesticides
  • Reveals minimal residual pesticide levels which are the detection limits  (parts per billion)
  • 2019 Compliant

Tissue Pesticide Panel $250

  • Pre-Plant: Ensure the genetics that you are growing are clean before you plant. A must for incoming moms and babies.
  • Can identify up to 70 pesticides
  • Reveals minimal residual pesticide levels which are the detection limits  (parts per billion)
  • 2019 Compliant

Plant Pathology Test: $300 (Fungal & Bacterial) | $500 (Viral) | $650 (Fungal, Bacterial, Viral)

Identifies any fungal, bacterial, or viral diseases that could be attacking your plants.

  • ​Assessment for plant diseases (Fungal, bacterial, viral) using microscopy and plating
  • Note: This is not a test for soil – you don’t need a pathology test for your soil, as your results would be inconclusive.

Dirty Business Soil Analytics can offer more testing!

For other testing needs please inquire with the office.

 
 
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~ Sarah Schuette, Co-Owner