UVM's Agricultural and Environmental Testing Lab

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.


Mailing address:
Agricultural and Environmental Testing Lab
Jeffords Hall, Room 262
63 Carrigan Drive
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT  05405-1737
Phone: 802-656-3030
Email: AgTesting@uvm.edu

Link to forms for soil and manure testing

December 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.

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.

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).

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).

Please see our frequently asked questions about soil testing (FAQs)

Soil testing: Available Tests and Pricing

Manure testing: Available Tests and Pricing

Other tests: Available Tests and Pricing

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.