Agricultural Samples

Dorchester County residents have three options to submit agricultural samples:

    1. Scheduled Drop-off
      • Accept check (only) in drop box with sample at time of transaction, no cash, or use Clover system for payment.
      • Tuesday and Thursday 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm
    2. Sample Pick-up
      • Agent may arrange with client to pick up samples on site or at another designated location. Not recommended for small sample numbers <20.
      • Pre-pay online, prepay via Clover system, pay by phone, pay by invoice
      • On demand
    3. Direct to Lab

If you have any questions, please call 843-563-0135.

How to take a soil sample


How to take a soil sample

How to complete a soil form for sample submission to the Agricultural Service Laboratory

For questions concerning interpretation of results, contact the Home and Garden Information Center, 1-888-656-9988, or visit