Welcome to the Soil Testing Laboratory

  • Current Turnaround time on tests is 7 - 10 days
  • Florist prices to increase on August 5th. See below for details.
  • How does your garden grow? Get a soil test and make the most out of your growing season

To submit a sample, please download a form:

PDF icon Lawn & Garden

PDF icon Farm & Field

PDF icon New Florist/Greenhouse Form Starting on 8/5

PDF icon Liming Materials Analysis Request Sheet

PDF icon 18-19 Diagnostic Plant Form



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The University of Minnesota Soil Testing Laboratory is part of the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate. We provide high quality testing services to the public, Universities, private companies, as well as State and Federal Agencies. 

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Florist Price Change: Our florist prices will increase on August 5th, 2019. Standard water tests will be $30/ea and standard media tests will be $25/ea. See the forms (to the left of this column) for details.

Parking: You may park along the curb near our Dudley Ave. entrance for up to 20 minutes. Metered parking is also available along Gortner Ave.

Out-of-State Samples:  Please consult this map. We can accept soils from mainland US counties (including AK) that are NOT highlighted or marked on the map.

For more complex, research-appropriate analyses and testing services, please visit the Research Analytical Laboratory website. 

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