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 Testing Laboratory Fact Sheets and Interpretation Sheets

The following fact sheets are available:

General Fact Sheets:
Soil Testing for Lawns, Gardens and Commercial Crops
Growing Turf in Shaded Conditions

Moss in Lawns
Adjusting Organic Matter Calculations
Purchasing Top Soil
Soil pH and Management
Home Composting Bins
Fertilizing Houseplants
Watering Houseplants
Purchasing Potting Media
Wild Flower Meadows

Fertilizer Conversions & Garden Measurements
Foliar Fertilization
Warm Season Grasses

Liming and Fertilizing Forage Crops in Connecticut
Lead in Garden Soils
Preparing New Garden Bed

Primer on Plant Nutrition

Guidelines to Consider When Selecting Vegetables for the Garden
Compost Tea

Backyard Composting

Compost Brochure

Selecting a Backyard Compost Bin

Your Lawn & The New Phosphorus Law
Compost Trouble Shooting Guide


Compost, Compost Tea & Manure: Food Safety Implications

Plant pH Preferences List
Composting - Do The Rot Thing
Choose Compost Wisely - Compost & Phosphorus
104 Items You Can Compost
Composting Using a Stationary Plastic Compost Bin

The following fact sheets are sent with soil test results. They may not be useful without a soil test.

Suggested Fertilizer Practices for:
Vegetables & Herbs
Tree Fruits
Brambles, Gooseberries, & Currants
Agronomic Crops
Tree, Shrubs and Vines

Interpretation Sheets:
Standard Nutrient Analysis
Saturated Media Extract for Greenhouse Media

Soil Testing to Improve Nitrogen Management for Corn
Soil Testing to mange Nitrogen in Sweet Corn
Lead Interpretation Sheet
Using the PreSideDressNitrogenTesting for Pumpkins
End-of-Season Cornstalk Test for Excess Nitrogen

Home and Garden Fact Sheets:
Link to Home and Garden Fact Sheets