Morrisville State CollegeDepartment of Agricultural Sciences

Instructional Soil Testing Lab

The Instructional Soil Testing Laboratory was officially inaugurated on 12 February 12 1997 by then president of Morrisville State College, Dr. Frederick Woodward.  The laboratory is operated and managed by college students as part of their hands-on learning experiences.  A five-member student board of directors runs the laboratory.  The Board is appointed by the members of the Agronomy Club.  The Instructional Soil Testing Laboratory is the only known soil lab that is operated and managed by college students.
Students conducting a Soil Testing Exercise
Soil tests conducted at the laboratory include:
  Soil Testing
Salt pH
Woodruff pH
Available Ca and Mg
Available P
Available K
Percent organic matter
Computerized fertilizer recommendations
The fee for a basic test is $5.00 per sample.

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