Soil Sampling Guide
Surface Soil Sampling for Remediation Surface soil can be easily sampled to determine chemical variation across a scarred area. Care must be taken to collect representative samples and record the samples so that lab results can be used.
Shipping: Collect together the labeled composite samples and place them in a box or shipping container together with a list of the samples and your name and address. This needs to be delivered to the soil lab of your choice by several means.
- Samples can be shipped or mailed to a commercial lab.
- Samples can be mailed to the KSU Soil Lab, 2308 Throckmorton Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 or processed through your local County Extension Office
In all cases be sure to request that analyses of soils by the laboratory include at a minimum the following: Electrical Conductivity (EC), Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), and Exchangeable Sodium Percentage (ESP). It is also recommended to inquire about the cost of laboratory analyses prior to sending samples.