UMass Soil and Plant Tussue Testing Laboratory

Ordering Information

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.  If you are unable to open this document, it can also be accessed from the Resources tab.  If you still cannot open the document, you may request a copy by emailing  We are currently working toward resolving this problem. 

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 Tissue Testing Lab does not test for herbicides, pesticides, or contaminants other than the heavy metals listed on our Services page.

Soil Forms

Routine Soil Analysis - Order Form for Home Grounds and Gardening

Routine Soil Analysis - Order Form for Turf, Ornamentals, and Landscaping

Routine Soil Analysis - Order Form for Commercial Vegetables and Fruits

Routine Soil Analysis - Order Form for Forage and Grain Crops

Routine Soil Analysis - Use this form when submitting more than six samples and attach to appropriate order form.

Order Form for Prepaid Soil Test Kits

Soil Texture - Order Form for Particle Size Analysis

Order Form for Pre-sidedress Soil Nitrate Test

Soilless Greenhouse Media Forms

Order Form for Greenhouse Media; Saturated Media Extract

Compost Forms

Order Form for Compost Analysis

Plant Tissue Forms for Nutrient Analysis

For insect and disease diagnosis, please visit the UMass Extension Plant Diagnostic Lab.

Order Form for Plant Tissue – Vegetables

Order Form for Plant Tissue – Tree Fruits

Order Form for Plant Tissue – Small Fruits

Order Form for Plant Tissue – Field Crops

Order Form for Plant Tissue - Other Crops

Total Sorbed Metals Forms

Order Form for Total Sorbed Metals Test