We offer soil testing assistance for producers and home gardeners within the District area.
For producers we cover the cost of a ‘standard’ panel of tests including pH, electrical conductivity (EC), sodium adsorption ratio (SAR), organic matter (OM), inorganic nitrogen (nitrate-N or ammonium-N), phosphorus (P) – Olsen method, potassium (K), texture, and micronutrients such as iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), and copper (Cu).
An excellent primer on sampling for New Mexico soils is online at http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_a/A146/welcome.html or if you would like a hard copy, we can mail it to you. There are other useful publications on soils at http://aces.nmsu.edu, and all with contact information for help with analysis of your test results.
If you have a sample ready for testing, you can drop it off at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area Visitors Center during open business hours. Currently our hours have changed due to Covid-19 restrictions, please call ahead to ensure someone is available to receive your sample and application.
For more information about our program, please contact our office at 505-864-8914.
PO Box 170
Belen, NM 87002
Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM 87002
2021 Holiday Schedule
Office and grounds will be closed in observance of these days.
Monday, May 31st Memorial Day
Monday, July 5th, Fourth of July Federal Observance Holiday
September 6th Labor Day
October 11th Indigenous Peoples Day
November 11th Veterans Day
November 25th Thanksgiving Day
Saturday, December 25th Christmas Day