Soil Testing

Description: According to the Illinois Soil Testing Association, the Illinois Soil Testing Association (ISTA) is an organization of professionals dedicated to: quality soil testing, accurate reporting, sound management advice, and Information sharing.

Our organization was founded on the premise that farmers and others in need of soil analyses must have information that is reliable, consistent and accurate. To ensure our members provide data that meet these standards, ISTA maintains an accreditation program that is developed by the organization‘s board of directors and approved by the
voting members.

ISTA includes some 50 individual members and represents 30 labs and businesses throughout Illinois. We are involved in research funding, information sharing and quality control for the member labs and consultants. Our advisory board includes members on-staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Western Illinois University, Illinois State University and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

For more information about their organization including meeting dates and members, please see their website.

Furthermore, a web search provided the following local listings for soil testing:

  • Agricultural Soil MGRMNT (217)356–5756
  • Vegrzyn Sarver and Associates Inc. (309)828–1802

Source: Illinois Soil Testing Association
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Date Last Revisited: 2/8/07