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Container Media Test Form1

Rao S. Mylavarapu, William d'Angelo, and Nancy Wilkinson2

This document is the Container Media Test Form used by the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory. The sheet provides details about how to collect samples and testing fees. To download the form, visit

The Container Media Test Information Sheet is the form that must accompany samples submitted to the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory. The test is designed for estimating the nutritional needs of Florida grown plants under intensive management typical of container plant production. Analyses performed are pH, electrical conductivity, Nitrate-N, P, K, Ca, and Mg. Specialized interpretation of the test results is required. This test is not appropriate for agronomic situations or for home vegetable or flower gardens.



This document is SL134, one of a series of the Department of Soil and Water Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date July 2005. Revised February 2009, November 2013, and December 2019. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.


Rao S. Mylavarapu, professor, Department of Soil and Water Sciences; William d'Angelo, lab manager, UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Lab; and Nancy Wilkinson, assistant manager, UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Lab; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.