Soil Testing

aem-logoThe District is also offering to gather the samples from the fields for the farmer/landowner as well as taking care of the shipping, handling, and paperwork involved. A qualified Technician will review the results of the sample with the farmer/landowner if requested.

1. Choose your Soil Testing Service (Click here for the order form)

2. Download and complete an AEM Tier I worksheet.

3. Call 315-946-7200 and speak with Ian to schedule a visit so we can take a soil sample.

While every farmer takes pride in stewardship, there are often many components that are difficult to manage on a regular basis such as soil health testing. Soil health management is a key component to the environment, economic and ethics management while working for crops of the various commodities. Whether the farm is fruit, vegetable or field crop, soil health monitoring every three years or so gives an opportunity to assess actual soil needs. This assessment gives a clear picture on what investment planning needs to be done for long term health planning. It is like retirement planning for soil. The longer more sustainable the soil health is, the longer more sustainable your crop will be.

By implementing an Agriculture Environmental Management (AEM): Soil Health plan, every farm has an opportunity to understand the actual needs and begin to implement various practices that can assist in building carbon matter for benefits on annual yields and potential manage inputs of starter, herb/pesticides and side dressing.