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Extension Soil Testing Laboratory (ESTL)

***The Extension Soils Lab is open and is fully operational as usual during this time. Sample results can be expected via email in 2-3 working days as usual.***

Mission Statement

" serve the citizens of Florida, by providing selected soil, plant and water testing, interpretations and recommendations in a timely manner, as an educational component of the Cooperative Extension Service to guide management decisions affecting lime, fertilizer use efficiency, related water use and best management practices"

About ESTL

The UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory in Gainesville offers a variety of tests for mineral soils, container media and irrigation water. Information about these tests can be obtained either directly from the Lab or by contacting your local County Extension Office.

How to get Started!

Our Faculty at the County Extension offices can guide you on the appropriate selection of test(s) to suit your requirement. Necessary forms can be found on the ESTL Tests Page and sample boxes can be obtained by contacting the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory or from your local county extension office.