Does UGA Test Soil For Weed Killer Chemicals?
Q: You recently responded to a question about wilted vegetable leaves that might be caused by weed killer. I had the same symptoms in a new garden bed I planted with top soil from a nursery. Does UGA test soil for weed killer chemicals?
A: Your local University of Georgia Extension office (800-ASKUGA1) can test for pesticides, but only if you can first tell them which chemical, out of dozens, their machines should look for. That’s impossible in most situations. Consider doing a bio assay before you decide to submit a sample. Directions at http://www.walterreeves.com/tools-and-chemicals/bioassay-testing-manure-and-hay-for-herbicide-contamination/.