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NYC Agricultural Soil Survey

Sam Anderson, Urban Agriculture Specialist

Last Modified: February 10, 2020
NYC Agricultural Soil Survey

In order to better understand the unique soils used in New York City's urban farms, Cornell Cooperative Extension's (CCE) urban agriculture program launched the NYC Survey of Agricultural Soils in 2018. After obtaining soil and plant tissue analysis from ten urban farms in NYC, we are expanding the survey in 2019 with the goal of informing best management practices for unique productive urban soils. See the links below for preliminary findings and more information.

For questions about the soil survey, please contact Sam Anderson.



Soil Nutrient Testing for NYC Urban Farmers (pdf; 268KB)

NYC Agricultural Soil Survey - Notes from 2018 (pdf; 135KB)


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