News and Events
Free Soil pH Tests
Twice each year the Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory offers free soil pH testing along with limestone recommendations to the general public. Also, University of Connecticut Master Gardeners may host events in their counties where soil samples can be brought for testing. Bring � cup of soil for a free pH test to:
Cornucopia, University of Connecticut, Storrs October 2, 2016
- CT Flower and Garden Show, Hartford, CT February 23 - 26, 2017
CT Envirothon Soils Training
Each year the Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory assists the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service with CT
Envirothon training on soil properties and morphology. In 2008, the training was held at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Soil testing lab personnel also assist in administration of the state competition held at different locations in Connecticut each year. www.ctenvirothon.org
2014 Environthon Competition at the Tolland Ag Center. Popup tents came in handy as the rain came down hard near the end of the test!
Lead and Heavy Metals Project
Preventing Lead Poisoning from Contaminated Soils in Community Gardens.