Soil Test Incentive Program

Luzerne County farmers may be eligible to receive reimbursements for soil tests.

Who can apply for the program?

Any Luzerne County crop farm owner or operation manager (with owner’s consent)

What does the program offer?

The Luzerne Conservation District’s Chesapeake Bay Soil Testing Incentive Program offers reimbursement of soil testing kit costs. Once the Conservation District receives the results from Penn State Extension the costs of the kit(s) may be reimbursed to the landowner.

What is Soil Testing?

This program is designed as a soil-management program for farmers.  Penn State samples each for water pH, Mehlich buffer lime requirement, and for phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and calcium by the Mehlich 3 (ICP) test.

Why should I be interested?

The program is a cost effective way to reduce pollution of local waterways that eventually drain into the Chesapeake Bay while increasing the overall health and productivity of your crop land.

Am I eligible?

A consultation is necessary to determine eligibility.  Please contact Amy Salansky at 570-938-3022 for more information.