UMass Soil and Plant Tussue Testing Laboratory

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Lab Hours and Information

The UMass Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Orders being hand delivered should be dropped off in the Soil Lab Office in Room 203 of Paige Laboratory


If you need to contact the lab, we can be reached by phone at 413-545-2311, or by email at  Orders may be sent to the lab via the US Postal Service, or a private carrier (i.e. UPS, FedEx, etc.).  Our address is:


                UMass Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Lab
                203 Paige Laboratory
                161 Holdsworth Way
                Amherst, MA  01003


Visit our Services page for a detailed list of analyses offered and current pricing.  Order forms for all services may be downloaded from the Ordering Information page.  Visit our Resources page for fact sheets, useful links, and other related information.


Your patronage is greatly appreciated.  We look forward to providing for your future nutrient management and soil health needs.

Turnaround Time for Routine Soil Analysis

Turnaround time for Routine Soil Analysis is currently 3-5 business days from the time samples are received.  Test results for other media such as compost, plant tissue, or metals testing may take 2-3 weeks.  Check back here for more information if your test results are taking longer than anticipated.


*** Due to equipment malfunction, there will be a delay in sending test results for COMPOST, TOTAL SORBED METALS, and PLANT TISSUE while we wait for replacement parts.  Needed parts are not expected to ship from the manufacturer until September 4th.  We apologize for this delay, and will do our best to send out tests results promptly once equipment has been repaired. ***


If your soil test results are long overdue, please call or email us!  Occasionally, emailed soil test results get mistaken for Spam, and are deleted unseen by the customer.  If you think this may have happened with your test results, let us know and we can re-send your results.  Otherwise, we appreciate your patience and will do our best to get your results to you a quickly as possible.

Payment Policy

All orders for Soil, Compost, Plant Tissue, and/or Greenhouse Media testing must be accompanied with payment. Samples received without payment will be held for two weeks before being discarded.
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