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Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory

Payment Policy

All orders for Soil, Plant Tissue, and/or Greenhouse Media testing must be accompanied with payment.

Purchase orders are accepted for Municipal Offices, Schools and Universities. With the exception of existing accounts, all other orders must be accompanied with a check made out for the total amount due to the University of Massachusetts. When samples are received without payment, Soil Lab personnel will attempt to contact customers in order to collect payment.

We accept cash, checks, and purchase orders only.  We are not currently able to accept credit or debit cards, or electronic transfer as payment (except through in-house UMass Recharge accounts).

For information about purchase orders, invoicing or payment, contact Kirsten Yarrows at, or by phone at 413-545-5914.

IMPORTANT: Samples received without payment will be held for at least two weeks before being discarded.