Kenai Peninsula District Office


Soil Testing and Interpretation

Understanding what nutrients are available in your soil for your plants is needed in order to supply your garden with the building blocks to promote healthy and vigorous growth.  Taking a soil sample and analyzing a soil test is the only way to know what nutrients are in your soil and how much fertilizer to apply to your garden. Review the documents below for more information on taking a soil sample, testing, and interpreting your results.

Range and Livestock Calculators

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

Dial gauges on pressure canners need to be tested for accuracy every year. This free service is offered at the Kenai Peninsula Extension office. You don't have to bring your whole canner in, but the gauge can still be attached to your lid. Please call ahead to ensure someone is in to test your gauge, 262-5824 or you're welcome to drop it off and pick it up at a later date/time.  

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed during lunch (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.)
Phone: 907-262-5824
Fax: 907-262-3939
Located off K-Beach road in the same building as Fish & Game


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