Soil testing.

Hello to all!
My question is: "how can I do home soli testing"? I have experience in testing the water from a hydrophonic system, but I have yet tested the condition of soil. I have an electronic "TDS" meter and a "PH" tester. Can I use these pieces of equipment and how?
Thank you in advance!
C
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Home soil testing is baggieing up soil samples from around your yard and taking to your local County Soil Conservation Service (assuming you are in the US) or Ag college.
As a former soils specialist, I bought small carry-around kits from here:
http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/drilldown_pages/view_category.asp?ID13
but they didn't work well at all, took days to find out your results sucked, and now I don't see them listed on their website at all. You might try one of their more professional kits they sell these days, but I'd just take it to your county soils agent.
hth, John in Houston....where the clay wouldn't settle out of a sample for a month sometimes!

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Thank you! Have a great day!
Chuck in Cali where the smog is thick enough to slice and the traffic is worse!
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