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Missouri State Approved Soil Testing Labs for 2015

Manjula Nathan
University of Missouri
(573) 882-3250

Published: April 24, 2015

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.

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 a year. 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, 2015

MU Soil and Plant Testing Lab
University of Missouri
23 Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: 573-882-3250
Fax: 573-884-4288
A&L Analytical Laboratories
2790 Whitten Road
Memphis, TN 38133
Telephone: 901-213-2400
Fax: 901-213-2440
SGS-Toulon Labs
117 East Main St.
Toulon, IL 61483-0518
Telephone: 309-286-2761
Fax: 309-286-625
Delta Soil Testing Lab
University of Missouri
PO Box 160
Portageville, MO 63873
Telephone: 573-379-5431
Fax: 573-379-3383
A&L Great Lakes Laboratory
3505 Conestoga Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Telephone: 260-483-4759
Fax: 260-483-5274
MVTL Laboratories-New Ulm
1126 North Front St.
 New Ulm, MN 56073-0249
Telephone: 507-354-8517
 Fax: 507-359-289
Custom Laboratory
204 C St.
Golden City, MO 64748
Telephone: 417-537-8337
Fax: 417-537-8337
A&L Heartland Laboratory
111 Linn St.
PO Box 455
Atlantic, IA 50022
Telephone: 901-213-2400
Fax: 901-213-2440
Spectrum Analytical
1087 Jamison Road
PO Box 639
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Telephone: 740-335-1562
Fax: 740-335-110
Perry Agricultural Lab
PO Box 418
State Highway 54 East
Bowling Green, MO 63334
Telephone: 573-324-2931
Fax: 573-324-5558
A&L Laboratories-Canada
2136 Jet Stream Road
London, ON N5V 3P5
Solum Labs Inc. The Climate Corp.
615 Bell Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
Tel: 515-661-5500
Ag Source Cooperative Services
106 N. Cecil Street
PO Box 7
Bonduel, WI 54107
Telephone: 715-758-2178
Fax: 715-758-2620
American Agricultural Laboratory
210 East First St.
PO Box 370
McCook, NE 69001
Telephone: 308.345.3670
Fax: 308-345-7880
Ward Laboratories
4007 Cherry Ave.
PO Box 788
Kearney, NE 68848
Telephone: 308-234-2418
Fax: 308-234-1940
Ag Source Harris Laboratories
300 Speedway Circle #2
Lincoln NE 68502
Tel: 402-476-0300
Fax: 402-476-0302
Brookside Lab Inc.
200 White Mountain Drive,
New Bremen OH 45869
Telephone: 419-977-2766
Fax: 419-977-276
Waters Agricultural Laboratories
257 Newton Highway
PO Box 382
Camilla, GA 31730
Telephone: 229-336-7216
Fax: 229-336-097
Ag Source Laboratories
1532 Dewitt
Ellsworth, IA 50075
Tel: 515-836-4444
Fax: 515-836-4541
Ingram’s Soil Testing Center
13343 Fitschen Road
Athens, IL 62613
Tel: 217-636-7500
Fax: 217-636-7500
Waters Agricultural Laboratories
2101 Old Calhoun Road
Owensboro, KY 42301
Telephone: 270-685-4039 
Fax: 270-685-3989
  Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
13611 B St.
Omaha, NE 68144-3693
Telephone: 402-334-7770
Fax: 402-334-9121


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.

Manjula Nathan, Coordinator - MSTA Program, nathanm@missouri.edu

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