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Testing Services

Testing & Diagnostic Services

Testing & Diagnostic Services are offered by the Agricultural & Environmental Services Laboratories.

  • Soil testing can be done to help you develop and maintain a more productive soil by providing information on nutrient levels and soil pH. The basic soil test, our most popular test checks for pH/Lime Requirement, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Manganese. We offer a myriad of soil tests. For additional soil testing options, contact our office.

          For information on how to obtain a proper soil sample, please click here.

  • Water samples can also be tested for a variety of purposes. The basic water test checks for pH, water hardness, and the presence of 16 minerals.

          For more information on water testing, download the water testing leaflet.

  • Plant samples often need to be screened for insect damage, the presence of disease, or general identification. Basic plant diagnosis is an in-office service we offer free of charge. We will meet with you, look over your sample, and offer a recommendation for control or improvement.

          You can view the Plant Analysis Handbook here.

The Interactive Fee Schedule can be found here.


soil sample bag used to submit soil samples
plant and insect identification
overhead irrigation
water testing