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Announcements

COVID-19 Updates - masks recommended but not required.

The Research Analytical Laboratory is open for business, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. We will be closed:

  • November 24 & 25, 2022
  • December 23 & 26, 2022
  • December 30, 2022
  • January 2, 2023


Samples may be mailed/shipped to the lab or dropped off either in the drop-box outside the north door of our building, or placed on the table outside the office in the hallway. No cardboard boxes.

If you have perishable samples or time-sensitive work that needs to be completed, email or call our office to arrange transfer ([email protected] / 612-625-3101).  Email messages often result in fastest response. If we are forced to temporarily suspend operations, samples will be properly stored for future testing.
 

Price Adjustments

Every year in early July we review our pricing and update it for the new fiscal year. Prices changed as of July 1, 2022. Any adjustments will be reflected on our website and on our Analysis Request Sheets. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Analysis Request Sheets

2022 - 2023 Analysis Request Sheets are below.  Call us with any questions. PDF and Fillable PDF versions are located in the Tests & Analysis portion of this website. 

Soil Analysis Request Sheet 2022-23 (xlsx)

Water Analysis Request Sheet 2022-23 (xlsx)

Plant Analysis Request Sheet 2022-23 (xlsx)

Diagnostic Plant Analysis Request Form 2022-23 (xlsx)

Compost Analysis Request Form 2022-23 (xlsx) - The compost website page is coming soon!  Call us if you would like this form as a pdf or fillable pdf.

Special Analysis Request Sheet 2022-23 (xlsx)

Liming Analysis Request Sheet 2022-23 (xlsx)

Basal Stalk Nitrate Analysis Request Sheet 2022-23 (docx)

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