To submit a sample to the lab, download the appropriate form and follow the sample collection guidelines provided. Complete the submission form and either mail or hand deliver to the lab. Payment must accompany sample(s) submitted with checks or money order made payable to University of Massachusetts.
One cup of dry soil per sample is needed for Routine Soil Analysis. See Sampling Instructions for Routine Soil Analysis for detailed instructions on collecting a soil sample.
Note: When submission forms are opened with Adobe Reader or Acrobat, information may be typed in on the screen, then printed and sent to the lab.
The UMass Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Lab does not test for herbicides, pesticides, or contaminants other than the heavy metals listed on our Services page.
Total Sorbed Metals Forms
Compost Forms - Notice: The Compost program is being discontinued on January 1, 2017. Samples received by the lab prior to that date will be processed as usual.
Plant Tissue Forms for Nutrient Analysis
For insect and disease diagnosis, please visit the UMass Extension Plant Diagnostic Lab.
Soilless Greenhouse Media Forms