This spring, I plan on growing vegetables on land that is new to me. How do I find a lab to test my soil? Will some labs give me information that others might not? Also, how much can I expect to pay for a soil test?
I think I paid $17 through my state's cooperative extension service and got pH, organic matter %, phosphate, potash, calcium, magnesium, lead, and recommendations for how much lime and organic fertilizers I should add.
Your profile says you live in Ohio. A quick google search leads me to the OSU Extension Service -- note that the form indicates that Penn State's lab actually does the testing. The cost listed on that form is $9 for the analyses I mentioned above (minus lead); you can add $5 if you want an organic matter analysis. Follow the instructions on the form for taking the sample.