Profiling and Sample Collection

Don't know where to start?

We can help you with evaluating the profile of your soil and collecting representative samples. For instance, we can help you design and apply a sampling protocol covering your grow area and at different depths. Tariffs presented below; first visit is complimentary. Unlimited number of samples per visit.

Within 50km of our downtown location in Whitehorse

$65 per visit

Beyond 50 km of our downtown location in Whitehorse

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scheduled as part of our rotational weekend deliveries

$65 per visit

not scheduled as part of our rotational weekend deliveries

$40 per visit

+

$0.61/km

 

Alternatively, you can provide sample(s) in a Ziploc or other air-tight container. Drop your sample(s) Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm at our downtown location in Whitehorse at Northlight Innovation Hub. Give us a call or send an SMS at 867-689-8490 ahead of time to arrange drop-off. We will come outside to meet you in the parking lot. Do not come inside the building. You can also choose to mail it (see Contact for details).

First thing to consider is the objective, i.e. what do you plan to grow? This will dictate whether you should take samples at a single depth or not, and how deep. For instance:

First depth  (in)

Second depth (in)

Berries 0-6 no need
Lettuce, melons, grass 0-6 6-12
Potatoes, corn, pumpkins 0-6 6-24
Hay grasses (e.g. brome, fesuce, pasture), alfalfa 0-12 12-24

 

The following are examples of sample collection protocols developped for agriculture and adaptable to gardening and soil reclamation projects:
Cornell U., 2020. Soil Sampling Protocol. Soil Heatlh Assessment - Part II. Government of Alberta, 2020. Soil Sampling. Chapter 3.3. pp. 87-97.
Purdue University, 2018. Soil Sampling Guidelines. 6 p.
USDA, 2020. Sampling Soils for Nutirent Management: Helping People Help the Land. United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Services. 2 p.

 

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