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Traffic ALERT! - August 24 through September 4 

The Minnesota State Fair is in full swing. There will be increased traffic and congestion, so give yourself extra time if you are dropping off samples in person.

Road Construction ALERT!

Cleveland Avenue will be closed between Buford and Larpenteur Ave W beginning April 17, 2023 through Autumn. 

Samples may be mailed/shipped to the lab or placed on the table outside the office in the hallway.  We are not able to store and return cardboard boxes.  Please use coolers or plastic tubs and totes.

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.

COVID-19 Updates - masks recommended but not required.

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, 2023. 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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Government Entities

Purchase Authorization Requirements

Analysis Request Sheets

2023 - 2024 Analysis Request Sheets are below. Call us with any questions. Fillable PDF versions will be located in the Tests & Analysis portion of this website. 

Soil Analysis Request Sheet 2023-24 (xlsx)

Water Analysis Request Sheet 2023-24 (xlsx)

Plant Analysis Request Sheet 2023-24 (xlsx)

Diagnostic Plant Analysis Request Form 2023-24 (xlsx) 

Compost Analysis Request Form 2023-24 (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 2023-24 (xlsx)

Liming Analysis Request Sheet 2023-24 (xlsx)

Basal Stalk Nitrate Analysis Request Sheet 2022-23 (docx) - new form coming this week

Grain Analysis Request Sheet 2022-23 (xlsx) - new form coming this week

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