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Welcome to the Soil, Water and Plant Testing Laboratory at Colorado State University!

The Soil-Water-Plant Laboratory analyzes soil, water, plant, sludge,  manure and miscellaneous types of samples from farmers, homeowners, consultants, government agencies and CSU personnel, and provides fertilizer suggestions for improving crop growth. 

THE LAB IS OPEN YEAR-ROUND
Our hours are 8-5 Monday-Friday
Except major holidays.

**The Soil-Water-Plant Testing Lab does not test for pesticides or herbicides.**

Information and Forms: (Forms are in PDF format.)

Further analysis is available please contact the lab for more information and prices. 

The lab is certified with Manure Analysis Proficiency at Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture (MAP), National Forage Testing Association (NFTA), and participates in the National Association for Proficiency Testing (NAPT).

Hints for Homeowners:

The Soil, Water and Plant Testing Lab offers gift certificates for soil tests!

Trying to figure out what to give the gardener, farmer or rancher in your life? The Soil, Water and Plant Testing Lab offers gift certificates for soil testing at only $31.00 per sample.

The test includes an analysis of pH, soil salts and nutrient levels in the soil as well as an interpretation of the results. Soil testing is a great way to evaluate salts, nutrient availability and the effects of adding composts or other amendments to the soil.

Gift certificates are always available and can be used at any time. Call Jim or Debbie at the lab at 970-491-5061 for more information.

Directions to our Building:

Colorado State University, Natural and Environmental Sciences Building, Room A-319, Fort Collins, CO. (CSU Map)

  1. From Prospect Road, North on College Avenue to Pitkin Street
  2. West on Pitkin 1 block to Mason
  3. North on Mason (one way street) to "A" Street
  4. West on "A" Street 1 block to East Drive
  5. At that stop sign you will be directly in front of our building
  6. We are located in the south end of the building
  7. 30 minute parking is available in front of the building, or in the parking lot across the street from the Natural and Environmental Sciences Building, against the building.  There is a loading dock on the southeast corner of the building that can be used for short term parking as long as you park off to the side.  The dock is across the corner from "A" Street on East Drive.