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Maine Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES)

The MAFES Analytical Laboratory and Maine Soil Testing Service is located in Deering Hall on the University of Maine campus. (driving direction)

We are available Monday through Friday between 8 and 5. We provide analytical services at reasonable prices to the public and to researchers.

We analyze soil, plant tissue, compost, manure, irrigation water, wood ash, fertilizers, organic residuals and other materials for nutrient content, organic matter, lead and other trace elements.

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Attention High Tunnel & Hoop House Growers

By the 3rd week in February it is already spring inside your high tunnel. On sunny days the temperature will be approaching 100F. Get a jump on your extended growing season by soil sampling your tunnel now. Our Basic High Tunnel package includes a complete analysis of available nutrient levels, pH, organic matter, and an important check on salt buildup. Recommendations are designed to feed the greater yield and nutrient demand in your highly productive high tunnel or hoop house.

For more information, click on Example Reports and Sample Submission Forms.