Missouri Soil Testing Association State Approved Labs

By Debi Kelly on 29 May 2017 | read
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The Missouri Soil Testing Association (MSTA) Approval Program is designed to assure that results provided by participating public and private labs serving the citizens of Missouri agree with allowable statistical limits. This is accomplished by evaluating the soil testing laboratories in their performance through inter-laboratory sample exchanges and a statistical evaluation of the analytical data. Based on this premise, soil test results from MSTA approved labs will be accepted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Services (NRCS) in federally assisted cost share programs and nutrient management plans in the state of Missouri.
Beginning in 1999, MSTA combined its efforts with the North American Proficiency Testing Program (NAPT). In order to be approved by the Missouri State program, the participating labs should participate in all four quarter exchanges of the NAPT program and submit the MO State data release form each year to the NAPT coordinator. The NAPT coordinator in return sends soil test data from quarterly sample exchanges of the labs participating in MSTA program to the Missouri state coordinator. The MU Soil Testing Lab director serves as the state program coordinator and performs statistical analysis of the data as specified in the MSTA program. If a lab's results fall within the allowable limits, the lab will be placed on the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) list of approved labs. A lab that is not approved may re-apply after six months. An updated listing of Missouri State Approved Soil Testing lab list can be found here.


Portageville, MO 63873
573-379-5431

MU Soil and Plant Testing Lab
University of Missouri
23 Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-3250

Perry Agricultural Lab
PO Box 418
State Highway 54 East
Bowling Green, MO 63334
573-324-2931

Ag Source Cooperative Services
106 N. Cecil Street
PO Box 7
Bonduel, WI 54107
715-758-2178

Ag Source Harris Laboratories
300 Speedway Circle #2
Lincoln NE 68502
402-476-0300

A&L Analytical Laboratories, Inc.
2790 Whitten Road
Memphis, TN 38133
901-213-2400

A&L Great Lakes Laboratory, Inc.
3505 Conestoga Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
260-483-4759

A&L Heartland Laboratory, Inc.
111 Linn St.
PO Box 455
Atlantic, IA 50022
901-213-2400

Brookside Lab Inc.
308 S. Main St.
New Knoxville, OH 45871
419-753-2448

Ingrams Soil Testing Center
13343 Fitschen Road
Athens, IL 62613
217-636-7500

Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
13611 B St.
Omaha, NE 68144-3693
402-334-7770

Mowers Soil Testing Plus Inc.
117 East Main St.
Toulon, IL 61483-0518
309-286-2761

MVTL Laboratories Inc.-New Ulm
1126 North Front St.
New Ulm, MN 56073-0249
507-233-7139

Olsen's Agricultural Laboratory
210 East First St.
PO Box 370
McCook, NE 69001
308-345-3670

Servi-Tech Laboratories
1816 East Wyatt Earp Blvd.
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-227-7123

Spectrum Analytical
1087 Jamison Road
PO Box 639
Washington Court House, OH 43160
740-335-1562

Ward Laboratories
4007 Cherry Ave.
PO Box 788
Kearney, NE 68848
308-234-2418

Waters Agricultural Laboratories, Inc.
257 Newton Highway
PO Box 382
Camilla, GA 31730
229-336-7216

Waters Agricultural Laboratories, Inc.
2101 Old Calhoun Road
Owensboro, KY 42301
270-685-4039

Note: Approval of soil analysis does not imply approval of fertilizer and limestone recommendations by the individual labs. The approval allows the clients to use the University of Missouri soil fertility recommendations as required by the federal and state agencies for cost share and nutrient management planning programs. In order to use the University of Missouri soil fertility recommendations and get meaningful results, it is recommended that the labs use the soil test procedures required by the MSTA program.

 

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