Friday, May 25, 2012

Missouri Soil Testing Association State Approved Labs

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 here.

List of Missouri State Approved Soil Testing Labs (Updated April, 2012)

Custom Lab
204 C St.
Golden City, MO 64748

Delta Soil Testing Lab
University of Missouri
PO Box 160
Portageville, MO 63873

MU Soil and Plant Testing Lab
University of Missouri
23 Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Perry Agricultural Lab
PO Box 418
State Highway 54 East
Bowling Green, MO 63334

Ag Source Cooperative Services
106 N. Cecil Street
PO Box 7
Bonduel, WI 54107

Ag Source Harris Laboratories
300 Speedway Circle #2
Lincoln NE 68502

A&L Analytical Laboratories, Inc.
2790 Whitten Road
Memphis, TN 38133

A&L Great Lakes Laboratory, Inc.
3505 Conestoga Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46808

A&L Heartland Laboratory, Inc.
111 Linn St.
PO Box 455
Atlantic, IA 50022

Brookside Lab Inc.
308 S. Main St.
New Knoxville, OH 45871

Ingrams Soil Testing Center
13343 Fitschen Road
Athens, IL 62613

Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
13611 B St.
Omaha, NE 68144-3693

Mowers Soil Testing Plus Inc.
117 East Main St.
Toulon, IL 61483-0518

MVTL Laboratories Inc.-New Ulm
1126 North Front St.
New Ulm, MN 56073-0249

Olsen's Agricultural Laboratory
210 East First St.
PO Box 370
McCook, NE 69001

Servi-Tech Laboratories
1816 East Wyatt Earp Blvd.
Dodge City, KS 67801

Spectrum Analytical
1087 Jamison Road
PO Box 639
Washington Court House, OH 43160

Ward Laboratories
4007 Cherry Ave.
PO Box 788
Kearney, NE 68848

Waters Agricultural Laboratories, Inc.
257 Newton Highway
PO Box 382
Camilla, GA 31730

Waters Agricultural Laboratories, Inc.
2101 Old Calhoun Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

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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