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Simple guide for submitting samples

Four step guide to submitting samples for soil health testing packages:
  1. Choose your soil health package
  2. Decide on sampling location, take soil health samples
  3. Fill out submission form
  4. Ship samples, along with submission form, to Cornell Soil Health Laboratory

(NOTE: Submission forms must be included with the soil samples when shipped. Failure to include submission forms may result in delays and/or denial of requested soil analyses.)

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NEW: As of 6/17/20 The Cornell Soil Health Laboratory has re-opened and we can receive soil health samples. Please note that we expect to require a significant amount of time to turn around analytical results. We will begin backlogged and will be working with enhanced safety measures for our lab personnel. Please expect results to take longer than our typical 6-8 week turnaround. At this point we are unable to predict our turnover time, so we kindly ask our clients to avoid sending time sensitive samples to our lab. Please send questions to

When can I expect my results? Please expect an email with your results in 6-8 weeks.

Can you rush results? No, in order to ensure our results go out in our 6-8 week window, samples are processed in the order that they are received.

Is there a discount for Cornell, researchers or large sample volumes? Due to our not-for-profit status we are unable to offer discounts.

How do I pay? You will be contacted after receiving results 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 automatically receive a confirmation that we received your samples. Note the automatic emails go out once per week, if you require immediate confirmation, we recommend tracking your package.




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