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.
What' New at the Lab
Announcing the Maine Soil Quality Test Package
Soil Quality Analysis goes well beyond traditional Nutrient Chemistry. We also evaluate Biological factors (Active Carbon/Microbial Biomass, Potential Nitrogen Supply) and Physical factors (Plant Available Water, Aggregate Stability, Texture). You also have the option to measure in-field Compaction & Rooting Depth when you sample your soil.
For more information, click on Example Reports and Sample Submission Forms.