to fill out the Soil Form
Ag Service Lab
The form can be found on
the lab web page by going back to the Soil section.
Insert a disk into the A: drive.
Click SAVE to save the executable soil form onto
your A: drive – or you can change the target drive if desired. You now have the form saved where you can
reuse it when needed.
To open the form, go to the drive where you saved
it. Double click on the executable soil
form. Enter in the information and print the sheet, but don’t save it. The blank form will remain on your drive for
form can be filled out with the computer or you can print off as many blank
copies as you need to fill out by hand.
using the computer – use the TAB key to move through the fields.
- Completely fill in all
requested information at the top of the page.
- Account: This seven block space is for your
account code. The county Extension
office collecting the fees for samples must enter the account code for
that county office. Researchers
should enter their personal computer userid. Other accounts should enter their
seven-digit account number. This
is a mandatory fill field if you have an account. If you’re including payment with the
sample sent directly to the lab leave this space blank.
- Email Address: Enter your email address in this 30-block space
if you would like to receive an email notification telling you when your
report is ready for you to access on the web. If you enter an email address you will
not receive a hard copy of your report.
If you submit your sample through the county office and include
your personal email address here, the county will have web access to your
- Grower’s Sample Number: Enter your sample identification
number/label in this 10-block space.
If you submit more than one sample make sure your sample numbers
are unique. Make sure that the
sample number on the soil box matches the sample number on the form for
every sample submitted.
- Soil Code: Enter the appropriate soil code listed
below. For a more detailed
description go to http://virtual.clemson.edu/groups/agsrvlb/Soil%20Codes.htm
- Sandy, greater than 40
inches to clay
- Coarse loamy, 20-40
inches to clay
- Fine loamy, 0-20
inches to clay
- Clayey, clay on
- Subsoil samples – top
4 inches of clay layer
- Organic soils and
- Crop Codes: Go to
to view the acreage and square footage crop codes. A separate fertilizer recommendation
will be given for each crop listed.
Up to four crops may be listed.
- Analyses: Check the appropriate box(es) for the analyses desired (point with the mouse and
click to select box). Write in the
fee for that sample. (The fees will
be carried out automatically if using the computer.)
- Total Amount Due: Add up the total amount due at the
bottom of the sheet. (The fees will
be added automatically if using the computer.) If paying by check enter your check
number. Make checks payable to
- Deliver samples,
completed record sheets, and payment to the lab or your county Extension
Agent’s office for shipment to the lab.
Completed forms must accompany samples to the lab.
- Hard Copies of
Reports: If you have not
included an email address in the email space you will receive a hard copy
from the lab. The county office is
responsible for sending all “copy to” hard copies if requested.