How to Submit Soil Samples

Soil samples must be submitted in a University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture soil sample box. Soil sample boxes are available free to Arkansas residents at Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each county (https://uaex.edu/counties/default.aspx). Boxes may be picked up before collecting soil samples or soil samples (need about 1 pint of soil per sample) can be brought to the county Extension office in plastic bags or another suitable container and transferred into a soil sample box onsite. If information about how to collect a soil sample is needed, please watch the video available at https://uaex.edu/environment-nature/soil/soil-test.aspx or contact the county Extension agent for further assistance.

Soil samples must be submitted with the proper paperwork (CES 435 form), which can be obtained and completed at the county office. The paperwork requires the client name and contact information plus information about the soil sample and what is growing or will be grown in the areas the soil was collected from is required for fertilizer recommendations. Staff at the county office will ship the submitted soil samples and paperwork to the Marianna Soil Test Laboratory. When the laboratory analysis is complete, the laboratory will send the results and fertilizer recommendations to the local Cooperative Extension Service office whose staff will forward the results to the client.

Information for submitting a sample:

Phone number and mailing address

Email address

Field or sample names (if multiple samples)

Plant or crop to be grown ( see cropcode list below)

For rice, the cultivar is also needed

For selected crops, the yield goal is needed

Other information (non-essential)

Lime history (last 4 years)

Irrigation water source

Field leveling history (last 4 years)

Request and payment for fee-based analysis

Soils NOT Tested at Marianna Soil Testing Laboratory

If the native soils have been heavily amended with composts, bagged garden soils, mulches, etc then the Marianna Soil Test Laboratory will not analyze the samples.

 

 Crop Codes

 Find the crop code in the searchable table below.

Crop Code Crop Name Crop Type
1 Corn for Grain (Yield Potential up to 125 bu/acre) Row Crop
2 Corn for Grain (Yield Potential up to 150 bu/acre) Row Crop
3 Corn for Grain (Yield Potential up to 175 bu/acre) Row Crop
4 Corn for Grain (Yield Potential ≥ 200 bu/acre) Row Crop
5 Corn for Silage Row Crop
6 Cotton Row Crop
7 Grain Sorghum for Grain - Non irrigated (NIR) Row Crop
8 Grain Sorghum for Grain - Irrigated (IR, Yield Potential ~90 bu/acre) Row Crop
9 Grain Sorghum for Grain - Irrigated (IR, Yield Potential ~110 bu/acre) Row Crop
10 Grain Sorghum for Grain - Irrigated (IR, Yield Potential ≥130 bu/acre) Row Crop
11 Grain Sorghum for Silage Row Crop
12 Oats Row Crop
13-1 Della row crop rice
13-2 Mars row crop rice
13-3 Jasmine 85 row crop rice
13-4 Nortai row crop rice
13-5 Alan row crop rice
13-6 Jackson row crop rice
13-7 Maybelle row crop rice
13-8 Katy row crop rice
13-9 Millie row crop rice
13-10 Newbonnet row crop rice
13-11 Cypress row crop rice
13-12 Priscilla row crop rice
13-13 Lafitte row crop rice
13-14 Lemont row crop rice
13-15 Madison row crop rice
13-16 Dellmont row crop rice
13-17 Earle row crop rice
13-18 Saber row crop rice
13-19 Jefferson row crop rice
13-20 CL 121 row crop rice
13-21 CL 141 row crop rice
13-22 Rice Tec XL6 row crop rice
13-23 Rice Tec XL7 row crop rice
13-24 Lagrue row crop rice
13-25 Drew row crop rice
13-26 Ahrent row crop rice
13-27 Bengal row crop rice
13-28 MedArk row crop rice
13-29 CL 161 row crop rice
13-30 Cocodrie row crop rice
13-31 Cybonnet row crop rice
13-32 Cheniere row crop rice
13-33 Wells row crop rice
13-34 Banks row crop rice
13-35 Francis row crop rice
13-36 Rice Tec XL8 row crop rice
13-37 Rice Tec CL XL8 row crop rice
13-38 Rice Tec XP710 row crop rice
13-39 Rice Tec XP716 row crop rice
13-40 Rice Tec XL723 row crop rice
13-41 CL 131 row crop rice
13-42 Spring row crop rice
13-43 Jupiter row crop rice
13-44 Trenasse row crop rice
13-45 Presido row crop rice
13-46 Rice Tec CL XL730 row crop rice
13-47 Pirogue row crop rice
13-48 CL 171-AR row crop rice
13-49 Rice Tec CL XL729 row crop rice
13-50 Rice Tec XP744 row crop rice
13-51 Rice Tec CL XL745 row crop rice
13-52 Bowman row crop rice
13-53 Arize 1003 row crop rice
13-54 Catahoula row crop rice
13-55 CL151 row crop rice
13-56 JES row crop rice
13-57 Neptune row crop rice
13-58 RiceTec CL XL 746 row crop rice
13-59 Taggart row crop rice
13-60 Templeton row crop rice
13-61 CL 111 row crop rice
13-62 CL 142 AR row crop rice
13-63 CL 181 AR row crop rice
13-64 CL 261 row crop rice
13-65 Jazzman row crop rice
13-66 Rex row crop rice
13-67 Roy J row crop rice
13-68 CL152 row crop rice
13-69 CL162 row crop rice
13-70 Caffey row crop rice
13-71 Jazzman 2 row crop rice
13-72 Antonio row crop rice
13-73 Mermentau row crop rice
13-74 Colorado row crop rice
13-75 Della 2 row crop rice
13-76 RiceTec XP4523 row crop rice
13-77 RiceTec XP4534 row crop rice
13-78 RiceTec XL753 row crop rice
13-79 LaKast row crop rice
13-80 CL163 row crop rice
13-81 CL172 row crop rice
13-82 CL271 row crop rice
13-83 XL760 row crop rice
13-84 Diamond row crop rice
13-85 Titan row crop rice
13-86 CL153 row crop rice
13-87 CL272 row crop rice
13-88 RT7311 CL row crop rice
13-89 Gemini 214 CL row crop rice
13-90 Other Variety row crop rice
14 Soybean - Full Season Row Crop
15 Soybean - Doublecrop (DC) (requires small grain crop as first crop) Row Crop
16 Wheat for Grain Row Crop
17 Wheat for Grain and Grazing Row Crop
18 Other Crop (Analysis only - contact State Extension Specialist for Recommendation, Fill in space with desired crop name) Row Crop
19 Fallow (no recommendation/analysis only - crop code for rotation sequence) Row Crop
20 Fish Ponds (Analysis only - contact State Extension Specialist for Recommendation) Row Crop
21 Reg 5 Analysis Row Crop
22 Pollinator Production (NRCS) Row Crop
101 Alfalfa or Alfalfa + Cool-Season Grass Mixtures (EST) forage legumes
102 Alfalfa or Alfalfa + Cool-Season Grass Mixtures (MNT) - 3 ton/acre forage legumes
103 Alfalfa or Alfalfa + Cool-Season Grass Mixtures (MNT) - 5 ton/acre forage legumes
104 Alfalfa or Alfalfa + Cool-Season Grass Mixtures (MNT) - 7 ton/acre forage legumes
105 Alfalfa or Alfalfa + Cool-Season Grass Mixtures (MNT) - 9 ton/acre forage legumes
106 Legumes + Cool-Season Grass (EST) forage legumes
107 Legumes + Cool-Season Grass (MNT) - 2 ton/acre forage legumes
108 Legumes + Cool-Season Grass (MNT) - 3 ton/acre forage legumes
109 Legumes + Cool-Season Grass (MNT) - 4 ton/acre forage legumes
110 Legumes + Cool-Season Grass (MNT) - 5 ton/acre forage legumes
111 Legumes + Warm-Season Grass (EST) forage legumes
112 Legumes + Warm-Season Grass (MNT) - 2 ton/acre forage legumes
113 Legumes + Warm-Season Grass (MNT) - 3 ton/acre forage legumes
114 Legumes + Warm-Season Grass (MNT) - 4 ton/acre forage legumes
115 Legumes + Warm-Season Grass (MNT) - 5 ton/acre forage legumes
116 Legumes Over-Seeded into Grass Sod (EST) forage legumes
117 Soybean for Hay (EST) forage legumes
118 Wildlife Food Plots Including Legumes forage legumes
121 Cool-Season Grasses (EST) forage grass
122 Cool-Season Grasses (MNT) - 2 ton/acre forage grass
123 Cool-Season Grasses (MNT) - 3 ton/acre forage grass
124 Cool-Season Grasses (MNT) - 4 ton/acre forage grass
125 Cool-Season Grasses (MNT) - 5 ton/acre forage grass
126 Native Warm-Season Grasses (EST) forage grass
127 Native Warm-Season Grasses (MNT) - 2 ton/acre forage grass
128 Native Warm-Season Grasses (MNT) - 3 ton/acre forage grass
129 Native Warm-Season Grasses (MNT) - 4 ton/acre forage grass
130 Native Warm-Season Grasses (MNT) - 5 ton/acre forage grass
131 Warm-Season Grasses (EST) forage grass
132 Warm-Season Grasses (MNT) - 2 ton/acre forage grass
133 Warm-Season Grasses (MNT) - 4 ton/acre forage grass
134 Warm-Season Grasses (MNT) - 6 ton/acre forage grass
135 Warm-Season Grasses (MNT) - 8 ton/acre forage grass
136 Winter Annuals Over-seeded into Grass Sod (MNT) - 1 ton/acre forage grass
137 Winter Annuals Over-seeded into Grass Sod (MNT) - 2 ton/acre forage grass
138 Winter Annuals Over-seeded into Grass Sod (MNT) - 3 ton/acre forage grass
139 Winter Annuals Over-seeded into Grass Sod (MNT) - 4 ton/acre forage grass
140 Wildlife Food Plots [No Legumes] {EST & MNT} forage grass
141 Summer Annuals forage grass
142 Mixed Cool and Warm Season Grasses - 2 ton/acre forage grass
143 Mixed Cool and Warm Season Grasses - 3 ton/acre forage grass
144 Mixed Cool and Warm Season Grasses - 4 ton/acre forage grass
145 Mixed Cool and Warm Season Grasses - 5 ton/acre forage grass
201 Cool-Season Cover Crops (EST, MNT) Pasture Forage
202 Cool-Season Grasses (EST) Pasture Forage
203 Cool-Season Grasses (MNT) Pasture Forage
204 Legumes or Cool-Season Grasses/Legume Mixtures (EST) Pasture Forage
205 Legumes or Cool-Season Grasses/Legume Mixtures (MNT) Pasture Forage
206 Warm-Season Grasses (EST) Pasture Forage
207 Warm-Season Grasses (MNT) Pasture Forage
208 Legumes or Warm-Season Grasses/Legume Mixtures (EST) Pasture Forage
209 Legumes or Warm-Season Grasses/Legume Mixtures (MNT) Pasture Forage
210 Winter Annuals (EST/MNT) Pasture Forage
211 Native Warm-Season Grasses (EST/MNT) Pasture Forage
212 Mixed Cool and Warm-Season Grasses Pasture Forage
213 CRP (Conservation Reserve Program, Maintenance of Cover) Pasture Forage
301 General Garden (No legumes) vegetables
302 General Garden (With legumes) vegetables
303 Asparagus [Year 1] vegetables
304 Asparagus [Year 2] vegetables
305 Asparagus [Year 3] vegetables
306 Beans [Bush, Lima, Pole, and Snap] vegetables
307 Beets vegetables
308 Cantaloupe and Muskmelons [Irrigated plasticulture] vegetables
309 Cantaloupe and Muskmelons [Irrigated on beds]] vegetables
310 Cole Crops [Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, and Cauliflower] vegetables
311 Cucumber [Slicing] vegetables
312 Cucumber [Pickling/Processing] vegetables
313 Eggplant [Irrigated plasticulture] vegetables
314 Eggplant [Irrigated on beds] vegetables
315 Greens [Collard, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip] vegetables
316 Irish Potatoes vegetables
317 Okra [Irrigated plasticulture] vegetables
318 Okra [Irrigated on Beds] vegetables
319 Onion, Garlic, and Shallots vegetables
320 Peas [English] vegetables
321 Peppers [Irrigated plasticulture] vegetables
322 Peppers [Irrigated on Beds] vegetables
323 Pumpkins vegetables
324 Root Crops [Carrot and Radish] vegetables
325 Southern Peas vegetables
326 Spinach vegetables
327 Squash [Irrigated plasticulture] vegetables
328 Squash [Irrigated on Beds] vegetables
329 Sweet Corn vegetables
330 Sweet Potatoes vegetables
331 Tomatoes [Irrigated plasticulture] vegetables
332 Tomatoes [Staked] vegetables
333 Turnips vegetables
334 Watermelon [Irrigated plasticulture] vegetables
335 Watermelon [Irrigated on Beds] vegetables
401 Athletic Field - Cool Season Grasses on a Sand Base [EST & MNT] turf production
402 Athletic Field - Cool Season Grasses on a Soil Base [EST & MNT] turf production
403 Athletic Field - Warm Season Grasses on a Sand Base [EST & MNT] turf production
404 Athletic Field - Warm Season Grasses on a Soil Base [EST & MNT] turf production
405 Bentgrass Greens on a Sand Base [EST] turf production
406 Bentgrass Greens on a Soil Base [EST] turf production
407 Bentgrass Greens on a Sand Base [MNT] turf production
408 Bentgrass Greens on a Soil Base [MNT] turf production
409 Bermudagrass Greens on a Sand Base [EST] turf production
410 Bermudagrass Greens on a Soil Base [EST] turf production
411 Bermudagrass Greens on a Sand Base [MNT] turf production
412 Bermudagrass Greens on a Soil Base [MNT] turf production
413 Bermudagrass Fairways [EST & MNT] turf production
414 Zoysiagrass Fairways [EST & MNT] turf production
415 Seeded Rough Cool-Season Grass [EST & MNT] turf production
416 Seeded Rough Warm-Season Grass [EST & MNT] turf production
417 Bermudagrass Tees & Fairways [EST] turf production
418 Bermudagrass Tees & Fairways [MNT] turf production
419 Zoysiagrass Tees & Fairways [EST] turf production
420 Zoysiagrass Tees & Fairways [MNT] turf production
421 Parks/Playgrounds Cool Season Grass [EST & MNT] turf production
422 Parks/Playgrounds Warm Season Grass [EST & MNT] turf production
423 Sod - Bermudagrass Commercial Production [EST & MNT] turf production
424 Sod - Centipede Commercial Production [EST & MNT] turf production
425 Sod - Zoysiagrass Commercial Production [EST & MNT] turf production
426 Lawn Turf - Bermudagrass [EST & MNT] turf production
427 Lawn Turf - Bluegrass [EST & MNT] turf production
428 Lawn Turf - Centipedegrass [EST & MNT] turf production
429 Lawn Turf - Ryegrass [EST & MNT] turf production
430 Lawn Turf - St. Augustine [EST & MNT] turf production
431 Lawn Turf - Fescues [EST & MNT] turf production
432 Lawn Turf - Zoysiagrass [EST & MNT turf production
501 Fruit Trees & Small Fruits, General Production for Home Owners [EST] Fruit Tree
502 Fruit Trees & Small Fruits, General Production for Home Owners [MNT] Fruit Tree
503 Apples, Commercial Production [EST] Fruit Tree
504 Apples, Commercial Production [MNT] Fruit Tree
505 Cherries, Commercial Production [EST] Fruit Tree
506 Cherries, Commercial Production [MNT] Fruit Tree
507 Figs, Commercial Production [EST] Fruit Tree
508 Figs, Commercial Production [MNT] Fruit Tree
509 Nectarines, Commercial Production [EST] Fruit Tree
510 Nectarines, Commercial Production [MNT] Fruit Tree
511 Peaches, Commercial Production [EST] Fruit Tree
512 Peaches, Commercial Production [MNT] Fruit Tree
513 Pears, Commercial Production [EST] Fruit Tree
514 Pears, Commercial Production [MNT] Fruit Tree
515 Plums, Commercial Production [EST] Fruit Tree
516 Plums, Commercial Production [MNT] Fruit Tree
517 Pecans Fruit Tree
518 Walnuts Fruit Tree
519 Blueberries - 1st Year Fruit Tree
520 Blueberries - 2nd & 3rd Year Fruit Tree
521 Blueberries - 4th Year Fruit Tree
522 Brambles Fruit Tree
523 Grapes - 1st year and 2nd Year [Immature vines} Fruit Tree
524 Grapes - 3 years old [Mature vines] Fruit Tree
525 Strawberries - Matted Row Commercial Production Fruit Tree
526 Strawberries -Small bed/home garden Fruit Tree
527 Blueberries (all ages) - Home Garden Fruit Tree
601 Roses Ornimental Plant
602 Acid Group Shrubs [Azaleas, Camellia, Gardenia, Hydrangea, & Rhododendron] Ornimental Plant
603 Non-Acid Group Shrubs and Trees Ornimental Plant
604 Bedding plants, Annual and Perennial Flowers, Groundcovers, and Herbs & Ferns Ornimental Plant
605 Shade Tree Field Nursery Ornimental Plant
606 Pine Nursery Seedlings Ornimental Plant
607 Leyland Cypress Ornimental Plant
608 Christmas Tree Plantation Ornimental Plant
609 Pine Plantation - Commercial Production Ornimental Plant