We offer professional, diagnostic soil testing for Texans. We teach how to collect samples to test as well as how to interpret and evaluate the results. Soil testing can inform what nutrients are needed in the soil to optimize growth and health for a variety of plants and crops.
Related Departments: Soil and Crop Sciences, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Horticultural Sciences, Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Soil, Water, and Forage Testing Lab
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The laboratory provides research-based, objective recommendations for agronomic and non-agronomic soil analysis, plant tissue analysis, forage nutritive analysis and non-drinking water analysis.
The Soil, Water and Forage Testing Laboratory is part of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and The Texas A&M University System.
The TAMU Characterization Lab functions as an integral support facility for faculty, graduate students and the Texas Soil Survey Program.
The laboratory’s primary mission is to provide research based analysis and non-bias recommendations for agronomic and non-agronomic soil analysis, plant tissue analysis, forage nutritive analysis, and non-drinking water analysis.