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Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory

Turnaround Time for Routine Soil Analysis

All onsite work at the Soil & Plant Nutrient Testing Lab is temporarily suspended due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.  Please do not send samples for analysis to the lab at this time. 

The lab staff is currently working remotely.  If you need help with interpretation of past analyses, guidance on lime and fertilizer recommendations, status of current orders or other related questions, please email soiltest@umass.edu.  We are happy to help.

We are currently working toward reopening the lab, but do not have a firm date.  Please refrain from sending new orders while we wait for approval to return to work.

Once we are able to return to onsite work, lab analysis of samples currently in-house will be completed before new orders are processed.

We realize this is a challenging time for everyone and we thank you for your patience and understanding. Please continue to check the Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment and this website for more updates.

Thank you and stay healthy!

 

 

 

The normal turnaround time For Routine Soil Analysis is 6-10 business days.  Since turnaround time is dependent on the volume of orders received on any given day, turnaround time will vary.  Turnaround time for Total Sorbed Metals Test and Plant Nutrient Analysis is usually 3-4 weeks.  Once the lab is able to reopen, this information will be updated.

If your test results are long overdue, please contact 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, email the lab at soiltest@umass.edu 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.