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Missouri Soil Testing Association State Approved Labs

Manjula Nathan
University of Missouri
(573) 882-3250

Published: May 21, 2012

The Missouri Soil Testing Association (MSTA) Approval Program is designed to assure that results provided by participating public and private labs serving the citizens of Missouri agree with allowable statistical limits. This is accomplished by evaluating the soil testing laboratories in their performance through inter-laboratory sample exchanges and a statistical evaluation of the analytical data. Based on this premise, soil test results from MSTA approved labs will be accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Services (NRCS) in federally assisted cost share programs and nutrient management plans in the state of Missouri.

Beginning in 1999, MSTA combined its efforts with the North American Proficiency Testing Program (NAPT). In order to be approved by the Missouri State program, the participating labs should participate in all four quarter exchanges of the NAPT program and submit the MO State data release form each year to the NAPT coordinator. The NAPT coordinator in return sends soil test data from quarterly sample exchanges of the labs participating in MSTA program to the Missouri state coordinator. The MU Soil Testing Lab director serves as the state program coordinator and performs statistical analysis of the data as specified in the MSTA program. If a lab's results fall within the allowable limits, the lab will be placed on the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) list of approved labs. A lab that is not approved may re-apply after six months. An updated listing of Missouri State Approved Soil Testing lab list can be found at: http://soilplantlab.missouri.edu/soil/msta.aspx

List of Missouri State Approved Soil Testing Labs

Updated April, 2012
  • Custom Lab
    204 C St.
    Golden City, MO 64748
    Telephone: 417-537-8337
    Fax: 417-537-8337

  • Delta Soil Testing Lab
    University of Missouri
    PO Box 160
    Portageville, MO 63873
    Telephone: 573-379-5431
    Fax: 573-379-3383

  • MU Soil and Plant Testing Lab
    University of Missouri
    23 Mumford Hall
    Columbia, MO 65211
    Telephone: 573-882-3250
    Fax: 573-884-4288

  • Perry Agricultural Lab
    PO Box 418
    State Highway 54 East
    Bowling Green, MO 63334
    Telephone: 573-324-2931
    Fax: 573-324-5558

  • Ag Source Cooperative Services
    106 N. Cecil Street
    PO Box 7
    Bonduel, WI 54107
    Telephone: 715-758-2178
    Fax: 715-758-2620

  • Ag Source Harris Laboratories
    300 Speedway Circle #2
    Lincoln NE 68502
    Tel: 402-476-0300
    Fax: 402-476-0302

  • A&L Analytical Laboratories, Inc.
    2790 Whitten Road
    Memphis, TN 38133
    Telephone: 901-213-2400
    Fax: 901-213-2440

  • A&L Great Lakes Laboratory, Inc.
    3505 Conestoga Drive
    Fort Wayne, IN 46808
    Telephone: 260-483-4759
    Fax: 260-483-5274

  • A&L Heartland Laboratory, Inc.
    111 Linn St.
    PO Box 455
    Atlantic, IA 50022
    Telephone: 901-213-2400
    Fax: 901-213-2440

  • Brookside Lab Inc.
    308 S. Main St.
    New Knoxville, OH 45871
    Telephone: 419-753-2448
    Fax: 419-753-2949

  • Ingrams Soil Testing Center
    13343 Fitschen Road
    Athens, IL 62613
    Tel: 217-636-7500
    Fax: 217-636-7500

  • Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
    13611 B St.
    Omaha, NE 68144-3693
    Telephone: 402-334-7770
    Fax: 402-334-9121

  • Mowers Soil Testing Plus Inc.
    117 East Main St.
    Toulon, IL 61483-0518
    Telephone: 309-286-2761
    Fax: 309-286-6251

  • MVTL Laboratories Inc.-New Ulm
    1126 North Front St.
    New Ulm, MN 56073-0249
    Telephone: 507-233-7139
    Fax: 507-359-2890

  • Olsen's Agricultural Laboratory
    210 East First St.
    PO Box 370
    McCook, NE 69001
    Telephone: 308.345.3670
    Fax: 308-345-7880

  • Servi-Tech Laboratories
    1816 East Wyatt Earp Blvd.
    Dodge City, KS 67801
    Telephone: 620-227-7123
    Fax: 620-227-2047

  • Spectrum Analytical
    1087 Jamison Road
    PO Box 639
    Washington Court House, OH 43160
    Telephone: 740-335-1562
    Fax: 740-335-1104

  • Ward Laboratories
    4007 Cherry Ave.
    PO Box 788
    Kearney, NE 68848
    Telephone: 308-234-2418
    Fax: 308-234-1940

  • Waters Agricultural Laboratories, Inc.
    257 Newton Highway
    PO Box 382
    Camilla, GA 31730
    Telephone: 229-336-7216
    Fax: 229-336-0977

  • Waters Agricultural Laboratories, Inc.
    2101 Old Calhoun Road
    Owensboro, KY 42301
    Telephone: 270-685-4039
    Fax: 270-685-3989

Note: Approval of soil analysis does not imply approval of fertilizer and limestone recommendations by the individual labs. The approval allows the clients to use the University of Missouri soil fertility recommendations as required by the federal and state agencies for cost share and nutrient management planning programs. In order to use the University of Missouri soil fertility recommendations and get meaningful results, it is recommended that the labs use the soil test procedures required by the MSTA program.

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