Tests in this area include Drinking Water Testing, Livestock Drinking Water Testing, Irrigation Water for Nurseries and Greenhouses, Irrigation Water for Turfgrasses, and Pond and Lake Water.

Our Lab will be closed on Thursday November 28 and Friday November 29 for the Thanksgiving Break. We will reopen on Monday December 2. Please do not send time-sensitive samples to the lab during this time.

Drinking Water Testing

The goal of Penn State's Drinking Water program is to promote well water testing and to educate home-owners on its importance. Penn State's Agricultural Analytical Services Laboratory is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for drinking water analysis.

Livestock Drinking Water

Testing drinking water for livestock is an important step for diagnosing problems related to water quality that could limit productivity and profitability. It is not uncommon for aesthetic problems, such as odors and tastes, to cause water intake in livestock to drop. This, in turn, can reduce productivity. Less frequently, bacterial contamination can adversely affect animal health.

Irrigation Water for Nurseries and Greenhouses

Testing irrigation waters is important for diagnosing problems that may be related to water quality as well as for assessing irrigation water nutrient content when used for fertigation.

Irrigation Water for Turfgrasses

Testing irrigation waters is important for diagnosing problems that may be related to water quality as well as for assessing irrigation water nutrient content when used for fertigation.

Pond and Lake Water

Testing your pond or lake water is an important step for assessing its quality and to help prevent problems before they occur. For ponds or lakes with an existing water quality program, testing is an essential tool for diagnosing the cause of the problem and determining suitable treatment options.

Farm Food Safety (GAP) Water Testing

This program offers bacterial testing of irrigation and postharvest processing water for fresh fruit and vegetable production to promote farm food safety and Good Agricultural Practices.

Ag Analytical Services Lab

Address

111 Ag Analytical Services Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Ag Analytical Services Lab

Address

111 Ag Analytical Services Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM