Testing Soil, Water, Compost, and More

Do you garden, compost, or have a private drinking water well? You may not know that soil, compost, and water should be tested for potentially harmful bacteria, chemicals, and particles.

The Agricultural Analytical Services Lab at Penn State provides an easy way to find out through its wide range of testing programs for soils, water, plants, biosolids, and other agricultural materials. Visit for more information.