Welcome to the Soil Testing Laboratory

  • How does your garden grow? Get a soil test and make the most out of your growing season
  • Turnaround time is 7 - 10 business days
  • Right tools for the job

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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Prices

Lawn & Garden:  $17 per sample

Agricultural:  $15 per sample

Greenhouse Media (Standard Test):  $20 per sample

Water (used for irrigation, NOT drinking)

  • Standard Test: $25 per sample
  • Basic Test: $20 per sample
  • Optional Test: $10 per sample

Announcements

Out-of-State Samples: We can accept some out-of-state samples depending on location. Soils from states immediately bordering MN can be submitted. For other states, please email soiltest@umn.edu with your state and county for approval prior to submitting samples. 

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

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