Soil Testing, Insect ID & Plant Diagnostic Lab

Soil Testing, Insect ID & Plant Diagnostic Lab
Soil Testing, Insect ID & Plant Diagnostic Lab

Getting Here


34 Sage Way
Barton Hall, Second Floor
Durham, NH 03824
United States

Hours

Currently closed
Sun:
Closed
Mon - Fri:
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat:
Closed

Plant Diagnostic Lab & Plant Health  
Soil Testing 
Insect Identification

The Agriculture & Gardens team wants to let you know that we are still working and available to provide guidance and help during this busy season.  While face-to-face meetings and in-person programming have been curtailed, we are still working every day to help your season be a successful one. Watch for our newsletter or visit Agriculture & Gardens to get updates on upcoming programs and newly available resources.

 

Update (8/11/2022)

The Soil Testing Service will resume in-person sample drop off at our new location on August 15, 2022. 

 

If you are mailing in sample(s), please note that we have a new mailing address!  Please send all samples to the address below. 

*Note: If you sent your soil sample to the previous Spaulding Hall address, your sample will be forwarded to our new address and you do not need to send a new sample.

Mail all samples to: 

     UNH Extension Soil Testing Service

     34 Sage Way

     Durham, NH 03824

Turnaround time for soil testing is approximately three weeks from the time we receive the sample(s). Thank you for your patience. For questions, please send an email to soil.testing@unh.edu or leave a message for Shyloh Favreau at (603) 862-3200.

 

The UNH Plant Diagnostic Lab will be accepting samples starting August 15th, 2022! 

Any questions can be directed to the lab manager and diagnostician, Madie Hassett, at madeleine.hassett@unh.edu

Please note: This year we can only accept samples from submitters in New Hampshire. 

Access the sample submission form here. Please make sure to  send in a submission form and payment with your sample.

Home gardeners should first contact the Extension Education Center 

Phone: 1-877-EXT-GROW (398-4769) 
Email: answers@unh.edu 

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time of transition and would like to extend a special thanks to the UMaine Lab for supporting the growers of NH during this time as well! 

The Insect Identification Service will resume in-person sample drop off at our new location on August 15, 2022. 

If you are mailing in sample(s), please note that we have a new mailing address!  Please send all samples to the address below. 

*Note: If you sent your soil sample to the previous Spaulding Hall address, your sample will be forwarded to our new address and you do not need to send a new sample.

Mail all samples to: 

     UNH Extension Soil Testing Service

     34 Sage Way

     Durham, NH 03824

 Additionally, our staff are accepting digital samples sent by email to answers@unh.edu. Submission must include your name, phone number, business name, county, where you found the specimen and good, in-focus images.

IDENTIFICATION SUBMISSION FORM  $10.00 fee per specimen

 

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