Lab workers prepare some of the thousands of soil samples that come in to the N.C. Department of Agriculture soil testing lab on Reedy Creek Road in Raleigh for “scooping” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. “Scooping” involves taking a measured amount of soil out of the sample box to be analyzed. The lab recently started charging a nominal fee for tests during the peak season.
Lab workers prepare some of the thousands of soil samples that come in to the N.C. Department of Agriculture soil testing lab on Reedy Creek Road in Raleigh for “scooping” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. “Scooping” involves taking a measured amount of soil out of the sample box to be analyzed. The lab recently started charging a nominal fee for tests during the peak season. cseward@newsobserver.com
Lab workers prepare some of the thousands of soil samples that come in to the N.C. Department of Agriculture soil testing lab on Reedy Creek Road in Raleigh for “scooping” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. “Scooping” involves taking a measured amount of soil out of the sample box to be analyzed. The lab recently started charging a nominal fee for tests during the peak season. cseward@newsobserver.com

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