UVM's Agricultural and Environmental Testing LabDecember 15, 2020. The University, including the lab, will be closed for the holidays starting Saturday December 19th and will reopen on Monday, January 4th. Reports for samples submitted prior to holiday closing will therefore be delayed. Otherwise, we continue to be open and offer soil and manure testing services. We prefer sample submission via mail or other delivery service (UPS, Fedex). However, we do have a drop box outside the east-facing central doors of Jeffords Hall. Please contact us if you leave any samples there. Thank you and take care.
The Testing Lab is located in 262 Jeffords Hall. We offer soil and manure testing. We also provide analytical services for UVM and other researchers.
Agricultural and Environmental Testing Lab
Jeffords Hall, Room 262
63 Carrigan Drive
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405-1737
All payments for lab testing must be by check or Money Order (no cash or credit cards), made out to “UVM” or “University of Vermont” only (not “AETL” or anything else—just "UVM"). Individuals should send payment with the samples; farms, businesses, schools, and town governments can be billed, just write "Please bill" on the submission form. If the billing address is different than the mailing address for the test report, please indicate it on the right-hand address block of the submission form.When will my soil test results be ready? Soil test reports are normally ready on the second Monday after the sample is received at the lab (may be delayed by holidays, and during the busiest weeks, especially in May).
Soil Sample Kits are available from UVM Extension offices around the state, and from many Garden stores. However, you do not need a kit if you can print a form from our website. Just use any clean plastic bag for the sample (one-half cup to one cup is all we need). Put the samples in a mailing envelope or box. Include a check made out to UVM; the cost is $15 per sample (one bag = one sample).
We no longer offer testing for Compost, Plant Tissue (Foliar), or Greenhouse Media (SME) samples. The University of Maine Analytical Lab provides these tests (in a more rapid turnaround time than we have been able to meet). You can find their price lists and sample submission forms here.