UMass Soil and Plant Tussue Testing Laboratory

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We’re Moving!

After 23 years, the UMass Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Lab is leaving West Experiment Station!  While we love this old building with all its character and charm, we are looking forward to our newly renovated space in the basement of Paige Laboratory.    The move is scheduled for September 16, 2014. 


The lab will be closed on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  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


Please be aware that turnaround time may be delayed by this transition, however, we will do our best to minimize the disruption.  We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. 


The UMass Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  As always, if you need to contact the lab, we can be reached by phone at 413-545-2311, or by email at



Turnaround time for samples

Turnaround time for Routine Soil Analysis is generally 3-5 business days from the time samples are received, and depends on the volume of mail received on a given day.  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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