Soil tests can save homeowners money and improve growing results by helping accurately determine fertilizer rates and the need for soil amendments, such as compost. The Lewis and Clark County Extension Office can assist with sampling advice and tools, mailing samples, and interpreting results.
Home Garden Soil Testing & Fertilizer Guidelines
Interpretation of Soil Test Reports for Agriculture
Soil Sampling Strategies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717
Agricultural Extension AgentMat Walter
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Daily 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Closed on Holidays
Exhibit Hall (northwest corner)
100 W. Custer
Helena, MT 59602