UMass Soil and Plant Tussue Testing Laboratory

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News & Updates

Lab Hours

We Moved!

After 23 years, the UMass Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Lab has left West Experiment Station and moved to our newly renovated space on the first floor of Paige Laboratory.  Orders sent to our old address (682 North Pleasant Street) will automatically be forwarded to the new lab.  Our new address is:

 

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

 

The UMass Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Orders being hand delivered should be dropped off in the Soil Lab Office in Room 203 of Paige Laboratory. As always, if you need to contact the lab, we can be reached by phone at 413-545-2311, or by email at soiltest@umass.edu.

 

New Fee Structure

Due to the increased cost of laboratory operations, we find it necessary to increase our fees.  This fee increase will allow us to continue to provide accurate and timely test results, as well as provide for the maintenance and upkeep of analytical equipment. 

 

New fees are listed on our Services page.  Additionally, order forms have been updated to include the new pricing.  New order forms can be found on the Ordering Information page.

 

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

 

 

 

Turnaround time for samples

Turnaround time for Routine Soil Analysis is currently 3-6 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.

 

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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