Our Location:
6 Sherman Place,
Unit 5102, Storrs, CT
phone: 860-486-4274
fax: 860-486-4562
email: soiltest@uconn.edu

Office Hours: 8:30am–4:30pm M–F, Closed Holidays

Directions to the Lab


Soil Sampling Questionnaires and Instructions

To take a soil sample, decide which test(s) you are requesting then follow the link below to the appropriate sampling instructions and questionnaire. Analysis fees are under Pricing List tab. PLEASE NOTE - Our fees for some tests increased July 1, 2016. We are updating our forms. Please be patient and call us with any questions (860) 486-4274.

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Name of Questionnaire/Instructiosn Preferred    
Standard Nutrient Analysis
Homegrounds/Lawns and Landscapes Submission Form PDF  
Sampling Instructions for Homegrounds/Lawns/Landscapes PDF  
Commercial Vegetable/Fruit/Field Grown Nursery Crops Submission Form PDF  
Sampling Instructions for Commercial Veg/Fruit/Nursery Crops PDF  
Agronomic Growers Submission Form PDF  
Sampling Instructions for Agronomic Growers PDF  
Crop Codes PDF  
Additional Sample Sheet PDF  
Additional Tests
The textural analysis, organic matter content, pH only (pH is included in the standard nutrient analysis) and soluble salts tests should be sampled in the same manner as for the Standard Nutrient Analysis. ***Please supply an additional 1 cup of soil if you require tests in addition to the Standard Nutrient Analysis. Only ½ cup of soil is required for the soil pH only test. PDF  
Saturated Media Extract
Commercial Nursery Crops (Soilless Media) PDF  
Soilless Media Submission Form for Multiple Samples PDF  
Nitrogen Testing
End-of Season Cornstalk Test for Nitrogen PDF  

Pre-Sidedress Nitrogen Test - Instructions

Pre-Sidedress Nitrogen Test - Sample Submission Form





Counties in several states have Fire Ant, Golden Nematode or other invasive pest QUARANTINES! If you live in these areas and send soil to us, it needs to be documented and destroyed. There is an additional disposal fee of $20 per sample. The USDA APHIS website has information regarding which US counties are quarantined. To determine if your soil comes from a quarantine area, CLICK HERE.