Van Buren Conservation District

Covid-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent uptick in cases in Michigan, the Van Buren Conservation District is primarily working from home. Email is the best way to reach us, as we are checking voicemails infrequently. Please visit the staff link to obtain the staff member's email address that is appropriate for your inquiry. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we do our part to keep our staff and the rest of the community safe!

Soil Testing

Soil testing is important to:

  • learn which nutrients are present in your soil
  • learn which nutrients may need to be added based on what you’re trying to grow
  • avoid over-application (and save money!)
  • protect local streams, lakes, rivers and groundwater by avoiding runoff of excess fertilizers

Soil Testing Available at these locations

  • MSUE at 801 Hazen St. Paw Paw, MI * or * 269-657-8213
  • Nutrien Ag Solutions at 54200 28th Ave., Bangor, MI * 269-427-8206
  • Nutrien Ag Solutions at 201 S. George St., Decautr, MI * 269-423-8978
  • New Age Landmark at 160 Veterans Blvd., South Haven, MI * * 269-637-5658
  • Willbur-Ellis at 9075 Industrial Dr., Watervliet, MI * 269-463-4900
  • A & L Labs at 3505 Conestoga Dr., Fort Wayne, IN * * 260-493-4759
  • Hamilton Farm Bureau Agronomy at 4646 E. Washington St. Hamilton, MI * * 877-969-1122

*Due to continuing change, it is recommended that you call the listed business for hours of operation, location, cost, and services provided. All programs and services of VBCD are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. The VBCD is not endorsing or recommending any of the listed service providers over another but listing local businesses and organizations that we are aware of that provide such service.