North Country Organics can have your soil, compost, potting media, and plant tissue analyzed via Waypoint Analytical, Inc. (formally A&L Eastern Agricultural Laboratories), a highly respected, reputable, independent laboratory. We encourage you to utilize their services and can provide you with the materials necessary to submit samples. Waypoint also offers feed, manure, and water analysis.
We have found Waypoint to be faster, less expensive, and provide more data than most university labs. After your samples have been received, Waypoint typically finishes analysis within 24-hours and, if you’ve purchased the service through NCO (pricing is the same as purchasing directly from the lab), the results are emailed to us and forwarded to you. NOTE: If you use our form with our account number DO NOT send payment to the lab. We will contact you for payment when we have received your lab report.
If you need help with interpretation, we’ll have a copy of your test. Those of you who are inexperienced but up for the challenge of interpreting the report yourselves, try our STEP by STEP Soil Interpretation Guide. If you already know how to interpret a soil analysis report but would like some verification, our calculation pages may help.
If you have a farm in Vermont, the VT Department of Agriculture may required you to employ the Modified Morgan test for phosphorus (P). Waypoint’s Basic Northeastern (S1NE) or Complete Northeastern (S3NE) comply with that requirement. You will not find those two choices on the Soil Sample Submittal Form but you can check the box under “Additional Tests” and write S1NE or S3NE in the Special Instructions box (lower right-hand corner of the form). See a complete list of Waypoint’s tests and prices.
|Soil Sample Submittal Form||Soil sampling procedure|
|Plant Sample Submittal Form||Tissue sampling procedure|
|Compost Sample Submittal Form*||Compost sampling procedure|
|Potting Media Sample Submittal Form||Media sampling procedure|