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Contact information

Bob Schindelbeck, Soil Health Laboratory Director

Specialties: Quarantined soil shipment protocols, large submission sets, data interpretation, Soil Health outreach/ interpretation, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Kirsten Kurtz, Soil Health Laboratory Manager

Specialties: Sample submission issues (initial lab contact, test results/turn around time, FAQ’s), lab analysis descriptions, general soil health questions

Aaron Ristow, Soil Health Coordinator

Specialties: Project coordination, grant administration, agency collaboration, sample collection and reporting coordination


When can I expect my results? Please expect an email with your results in 4-6 weeks.

How do I pay? You will be contacted in 2-3 weeks with a link to a secure pay-portal. This will enable you to pay by credit card if you did not enclose a check with your sample submission. Checks can be made out to Cornell University.

How do I know that my samples arrived safely? You will not automatically receive a confirmation that we received your samples, however if you wish to email ( and ask to receive a confirmation we can let you know when they arrive.

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