Welcome to the Soil Testing Laboratory

  • We will be closed on Thanksgiving and Friday, Nov. 16th. Please submit florist samples by noon on Tuesday.
  • How does your garden grow? Get a soil test and make the most out of your growing season
  • Current Turnaround time on tests is 7 - 10 days

Florist Holiday Schedule

The University will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23rd, so we will conduct Florist Testing that week on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 20th and 21st.  Samples must be recieved by noon on Tuesday the 20th for processing that week.

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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 Testing -- Holiday Schedule

The University will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23rd, so we will conduct Florist Testing that week on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 20th and 21st.  Please submit samples by Tuesday at noon on the 20th.

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 analysis and testing services, please visit the Research Analytical Laboratory website. 

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