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SOILS

 

Item

Number

Cost

Source

 

 

 

 

Lamotte kits -   pH

                          N

                          P

                          K

60

30

40

30

68.00

Lamotte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cone, filter paper, & stop watch  for infiltration test

2

21.50

KSU (filter paper $10.00, $ 1.50 for funnels, watch $10.00)

 

 

 

 

Metal ring for field infiltration test

2

0

KSU

 

 

 

 

Soil texture test

1

5.00

Lamotte/Wards

 

 

 

 

test tube brush

1

1.00

Wards

 

 

 

 

Organic matter test

10

~5.00

KSU (reagants)

 

 

 

 

Tool box

1

15.00

Local Hardware Store

 

 

 

 

Total cost

 

115.50

 

 

 

You Provide:

 

Item

Number

Cost

Used for:

 

 

 

 

Wooden 2 x 4, about 1-2í long

1

0

for pounding in infiltrometer

Long knife or blade for cleaning the infiltrometer

1

0

use an old one from the kitchen

Jars or glasses for funnels to sit on for funnel infiltration test

2+

0

from the kitchen is fine

pint plastic bottle

1

0

for filling infiltrometer

plastic film or handiwrap

 

 

for infiltrometer

 

 

 

 

 


 

WATER

 

Item

Number

Cost

Source (cost per test)

 

 

 

 

pH strips

50

$ 9.00

Hach ($ 0.18)

Turbidity tube

1

$ 23.70

Lamotte (n.a.)

Armored, non-mercury thermometer

1

$ 18.75

Lamotte (n.a.)

 

 

 

 

Nitrate/nitrite test strips

50

$ 30.00

Hach ($ 0.60)

Ammonia test strips

50

$ 30.00

Hach ($ 0.60)

Phosphorus test

60

$ 64.00

Chemets ($ 1.07)

 

 

 

 

Petri-film for total coliform and E. coli, pipets

50

50

$ 70.00

$ 7.00

3M ($1.40)

Wards ($ 0.14)

Quick swabs for food safety test

5

6.75

3M ($ 1.35)

Atrazine water test

2

$ 8.60

Silver Lake ($ 4.30)

 

 

 

 

Water scoop

1

24.00

Forestry Supply

Sample containers

25

0

KSU

 

 

 

 

Total Cost

 

$ 291.80

 

 


 

Comparison with Commercial Laboratories Prices

 

SOILS

 

Test

Number in kit and kit cost

KSU Soil Test Lab

Servi-Tech

 

 

cost per test $

total $

cost per test $

total $

 

 

 

 

 

 

pH

60

2.00

120.00

4.75

285.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

nitrate + ammonia

30

3.00

90.00

10.75

322.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

phosphorus

40

2.00

80.00

4.50

180.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

potassium

30

2.00

60.00

4.75

142.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

field infiltration

~

N.A.

 

N.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cone infiltration

~

N.A.

 

N.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soil texture

~

6.00

60.00

15.00

150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

soil organic matter

10

2.50

25.00

5.75

57.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

$ 115.50

 

$ 435.00

 

$ 1137.50

 

 

 


 

WATER

 

Test

Number in kit and kit cost

KSU Soil/Water Test Lab

M.D. Labs

 

 

cost per test $

total $

cost per test $

total $

 

 

 

 

 

 

pH

50

2.00

100.00

5.00

250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Suspended Solids /Turbidity

50

6.00

300.00

10.00

500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperature

~

N.A.

 

N.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nitrate

50

1.00

50.00

15.00

750.00

Nitrite

50

N.A.

 

15.00

750.00

Ammonia

50

1.00

50.00

15.00

750.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ortho-Phosphorus

60

2.00

120.00

15.00

900.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fecal Coliform

50

N.A.

($16.50 at Servi-Tech)

825.00

25.00

1250.00

Food safety

5

N.A.

 

N.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atrazine

2

N.A. ($75.00 at Petersonís)

$150.00

150.00

300.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

$ 291.80

 

$ 1595.00

 

$ 5450.00

 

 

 


 

 

SOURCE COMPANIES FOR KITS

(catalog item numbers given in italics)

 

3M Microbiology Products

3M Center, Building 275-5W-05

St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

1-800-328-1671

www:3M.com/microbiology

Email: microbiology@3M.com

These are the plates for the coliform and

E. coli bacteria:

6484 50 EC plates

6414 500 EC plates

6432 50 quick swabs (for surfaces)

6433 250 quick swabs (for surfaces)

 

CHEMetrics, Inc.

Route 28

Calverton, VA 20138-9850

1-800-356-3072

www.chemetrics.com

Email: prodinfo@chemetrics.com

K-8510 Ortho P kit

R-8510 Ortho P refill

A-8500 refill solution

 

Dionex Corporation

1228 Tital Way

P.O. Box 3603

Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3603

1-408-737-8522

www.dionex.com

056933 7 anion standard

046070 7 cation standard

 

Hach Company

P.O. Box 389

Loveland, CO 80539-0389

1-800-227-4224

www.hach.com

Email: orders@hach.com

27553-25 ammonia test strips

27454-25 nitrate/nitrite test strips

27456-50 pH test strips

713-749 500 ml bottles

713-765 1000 ml bottles

 

LaMotte Company

P.O. Box 329

802 Washington Ave.

Chestertown, MD 21620

1-800-344-3100

www.lamotte.com

5887 turbidity tube

1066 armored non-mercury thermometer

5934 EM for 30/60 soil tests (pH, N,P,K)

5679 EL for 15/30 soil tests (pH, N,P,K)

 

Silver Lake

P.O. Box 686

Monrovia, CA 91017

1-888-438-1942

www.silverlakeresearch.com

WS-289 Atrazine test kit

 

Ward's

P.O. Box 92912

Rochester, NY

14692-9012

1-800-962-2660

www.wardsci.com

21V 0211 water scoop w/ 3í handle

21V 0212 water scoop w/6' handle

18W-274 plastic bottles

18W 2972 sterile pipets (500)

 

 

  


Commercial Soil Test Labs

 

Kansas State University has a service lab for soil, plant material and water nutrient analysis.   Sample delivery may be arranged through your local county Extension office or mailed or delivered directly.  Samples may also be mailed to the other commercial labs on this list.  Some labs may want the soil or plant samples to be air dried before sending, so call to find out prices, and how to send the sample.

 

KSU Soil Testing Laboratory

2308 Throckmorton Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-7897

garygri@bear.agron.ksu.edu 

(Soil, plant tissue, water, including irrigation water)

 

SDK Laboratories (formerly Petersonís)

Hutchinson, KS

620-665-5661 (Soils, grain, forages, organo-phosphate screen, PCBís (water only)

 

Servi-Tech

Hastings, NE and Dodge City KS

620-227-7123       

(Soils, feed, plant tissue, lime, water, sludge, manure, compost nematodes)

 

 

Olsenís Agricultural Laboratory, Inc.

McCook, NE

308-345-3670

(Soil, plant tissue, water, feed, fertilizer, manure, sludge, compost)

 

Midwest Laboratories, Inc.

Omaha, NE

402-334-7779

(Soil, plant tissue, seed, fertilizer, manure, feed, water, pesticides)

 

Harris Agronomic Services

Lincoln, NE

402-476-2811 (Soil, plant, water, pesticide residues)

 

A&L Heartland Laboratories, Inc.

Atlantic, IA

712-243-6933    (Soils, plant tissue, manure, feed, pesticides, water, metals, microbiology)

 

 

 

  

Commercial Water Test Labs

 

Some of the previously mentioned labs conduct water tests, including tests for irrigation water quality, wastewater, some do pesticide screens and some also have fecal coliform testing capabilities.  For drinking water analysis, a lab must be state certified.  See the list below for labs currently certified in Kansas.

 

Note: For up to date information, check the KDHE website at www.kdhe.state.us/lipo.envlab summ022001.html, or see KSU Bulletin MF-951 at www.oznet.ksu.edu.

 

Since many of the water tests are only accurate if performed on fresh water (within 24 hours of sampling), it is a good idea to choose a lab near where you live, and take the samples there immediately after sampling.  Labs often supply sterile containers for coliform and E. coli samples, so call ahead to arrange to pick up containers.  Also, many labs will not take samples on Fridays, since the incubation time for coliform is 48 hours, so it is a good idea to call and find out the laboratory hours and arrange a time to drop off the sample, and to inquire about prices and test availability.

 

City

Laboratory Name

Telephone Number

 

 

 

Andover

Dean's Water Lab

316-733-2682

Dodge City

Servi-Tech Laboratories

620-227-7123

Hutchinson

General Lab

620-663-8341

Hutchinson

SDK Laboratories, Inc

620-665-5661

Kansas City

Keystone Labs

913-321-7856

Salina

Continential Analytical Services, Inc.

785-827-1273

Salina

Cert. Env. Mgmt. LTD

785-823-0792

Topeka

M.D. Chemical and Testing Lab

785-862-3500

Topeka

Environmental Laboratories Inc.

785-233-1860

 

 

 

 

 








































































































 

 

SOILS

 

Item

Number

Cost

Source

 

 

 

 

Lamotte kits -   pH

                          N

                          P

                          K

60

30

40

30

68.00

Lamotte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cone, filter paper, & stop watch  for infiltration test

2

21.50

KSU (filter paper $10.00, $ 1.50 for funnels, watch $10.00)

 

 

 

 

Metal ring for field infiltration test

2

0

KSU

 

 

 

 

Soil texture test

1

5.00

Lamotte/Wards

 

 

 

 

test tube brush

1

1.00

Wards

 

 

 

 

Organic matter test

10

~5.00

KSU (reagants)

 

 

 

 

Tool box

1

15.00

Local Hardware Store

 

 

 

 

Total cost

 

115.50

 

 

 

You Provide:

 

Item

Number

Cost

Used for:

 

 

 

 

Wooden 2 x 4, about 1-2í long

1

0

for pounding in infiltrometer

Long knife or blade for cleaning the infiltrometer

1

0

use an old one from the kitchen

Jars or glasses for funnels to sit on for funnel infiltration test

2+

0

from the kitchen is fine

pint plastic bottle

1

0

for filling infiltrometer

plastic film or handiwrap

 

 

for infiltrometer

 

 

 

 

 


 

WATER

 

Item

Number

Cost

Source (cost per test)

 

 

 

 

pH strips

50

$ 9.00

Hach ($ 0.18)

Turbidity tube

1

$ 23.70

Lamotte (n.a.)

Armored, non-mercury thermometer

1

$ 18.75

Lamotte (n.a.)

 

 

 

 

Nitrate/nitrite test strips

50

$ 30.00

Hach ($ 0.60)

Ammonia test strips

50

$ 30.00

Hach ($ 0.60)

Phosphorus test

60

$ 64.00

Chemets ($ 1.07)

 

 

 

 

Petri-film for total coliform and E. coli, pipets

50

50

$ 70.00

$ 7.00

3M ($1.40)

Wards ($ 0.14)

Quick swabs for food safety test

5

6.75

3M ($ 1.35)

Atrazine water test

2

$ 8.60

Silver Lake ($ 4.30)

 

 

 

 

Water scoop

1

24.00

Forestry Supply

Sample containers

25

0

KSU

 

 

 

 

Total Cost

 

$ 291.80

 

 


 

Comparison with Commercial Laboratories Prices

 

SOILS

 

Test

Number in kit and kit cost

KSU Soil Test Lab

Servi-Tech

 

 

cost per test $

total $

cost per test $

total $

 

 

 

 

 

 

pH

60

2.00

120.00

4.75

285.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

nitrate + ammonia

30

3.00

90.00

10.75

322.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

phosphorus

40

2.00

80.00

4.50

180.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

potassium

30

2.00

60.00

4.75

142.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

field infiltration

~

N.A.

 

N.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cone infiltration

~

N.A.

 

N.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soil texture

~

6.00

60.00

15.00

150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

soil organic matter

10

2.50

25.00

5.75

57.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

$ 115.50

 

$ 435.00

 

$ 1137.50

 

 

 


 

WATER

 

Test

Number in kit and kit cost

KSU Soil/Water Test Lab

M.D. Labs

 

 

cost per test $

total $

cost per test $

total $

 

 

 

 

 

 

pH

50

2.00

100.00

5.00

250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Suspended Solids /Turbidity

50

6.00

300.00

10.00

500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperature

~

N.A.

 

N.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nitrate

50

1.00

50.00

15.00

750.00

Nitrite

50

N.A.

 

15.00

750.00

Ammonia

50

1.00

50.00

15.00

750.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ortho-Phosphorus

60

2.00

120.00

15.00

900.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fecal Coliform

50

N.A.

($16.50 at Servi-Tech)

825.00

25.00

1250.00

Food safety

5

N.A.

 

N.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atrazine

2

N.A. ($75.00 at Petersonís)

$150.00

150.00

300.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

$ 291.80

 

$ 1595.00

 

$ 5450.00

 

 

 


 

 

SOURCE COMPANIES FOR KITS

(catalog item numbers given in italics)

 

3M Microbiology Products

3M Center, Building 275-5W-05

St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

1-800-328-1671

www:3M.com/microbiology

Email: microbiology@3M.com

These are the plates for the coliform and

E. coli bacteria:

6484 50 EC plates

6414 500 EC plates

6432 50 quick swabs (for surfaces)

6433 250 quick swabs (for surfaces)

 

CHEMetrics, Inc.

Route 28

Calverton, VA 20138-9850

1-800-356-3072

www.chemetrics.com

Email: prodinfo@chemetrics.com

K-8510 Ortho P kit

R-8510 Ortho P refill

A-8500 refill solution

 

Dionex Corporation

1228 Tital Way

P.O. Box 3603

Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3603

1-408-737-8522

www.dionex.com

056933 7 anion standard

046070 7 cation standard

 

Hach Company

P.O. Box 389

Loveland, CO 80539-0389

1-800-227-4224

www.hach.com

Email: orders@hach.com

27553-25 ammonia test strips

27454-25 nitrate/nitrite test strips

27456-50 pH test strips

713-749 500 ml bottles

713-765 1000 ml bottles

 

LaMotte Company

P.O. Box 329

802 Washington Ave.

Chestertown, MD 21620

1-800-344-3100

www.lamotte.com

5887 turbidity tube

1066 armored non-mercury thermometer

5934 EM for 30/60 soil tests (pH, N,P,K)

5679 EL for 15/30 soil tests (pH, N,P,K)

 

Silver Lake

P.O. Box 686

Monrovia, CA 91017

1-888-438-1942

www.silverlakeresearch.com

WS-289 Atrazine test kit

 

Ward's

P.O. Box 92912

Rochester, NY

14692-9012

1-800-962-2660

www.wardsci.com

21V 0211 water scoop w/ 3í handle

21V 0212 water scoop w/6' handle

18W-274 plastic bottles

18W 2972 sterile pipets (500)

 

 


Commercial Soil Test Labs

 

Kansas State University has a service lab for soil, plant material and water nutrient analysis.   Sample delivery may be arranged through your local county Extension office or mailed or delivered directly.  Samples may also be mailed to the other commercial labs on this list.  Some labs may want the soil or plant samples to be air dried before sending, so call to find out prices, and how to send the sample.

 

KSU Soil Testing Laboratory

2308 Throckmorton Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-7897

garygri@bear.agron.ksu.edu  (Soil, plant tissue, water, including irrigation water)

 

SDK Laboratories (formerly Petersonís)

Hutchinson, KS

620-665-5661 (Soils, grain, forages, organo-phosphate screen, PCBís (water only)

 

Servi-Tech

Hastings, NE and Dodge City KS

620-227-7123               (Soils, feed, plant tissue, lime, water, sludge, manure, compost nematodes)

 

Olsenís Agricultural Laboratory, Inc.

McCook, NE

308-345-3670 (Soil, plant tissue, water, feed, fertilizer, manure, sludge, compost)

 

Midwest Laboratories, Inc.

Omaha, NE

402-334-7779 (Soil, plant tissue, seed, fertilizer, manure, feed, water, pesticides)

 

Harris Agronomic Services

Lincoln, NE

402-476-2811 (Soil, plant, water, pesticide residues)

 

A&L Heartland Laboratories, Inc.

Atlantic, IA

712-243-6933    (Soils, plant tissue, manure, feed, pesticides, water, metals, microbiology)

 

 

Commercial Water Test Labs

 

Some of the previously mentioned labs conduct water tests, including tests for irrigation water quality, wastewater, some do pesticide screens and some also have fecal coliform testing capabilities.  For drinking water analysis, a lab must be state certified.  See the list below for labs currently certified in Kansas.

 

Note: For up to date information, check the KDHE website at www.kdhe.state.us/lipo.envlab summ022001.html, or see KSU Bulletin MF-951 at www.oznet.ksu.edu.

 

Since many of the water tests are only accurate if performed on fresh water (within 24 hours of sampling), it is a good idea to choose a lab near where you live, and take the samples there immediately after sampling.  Labs often supply sterile containers for coliform and E. coli samples, so call ahead to arrange to pick up containers.  Also, many labs will not take samples on Fridays, since the incubation time for coliform is 48 hours, so it is a good idea to call and find out the laboratory hours and arrange a time to drop off the sample, and to inquire about prices and test availability.

 

City

Laboratory Name

Telephone Number

 

 

 

Andover

Dean's Water Lab

316-733-2682

Dodge City

Servi-Tech Laboratories

620-227-7123

Hutchinson

General Lab

620-663-8341

Hutchinson

SDK Laboratories, Inc

620-665-5661

Kansas City

Keystone Labs

913-321-7856

Salina

Continential Analytical Services, Inc.

785-827-1273

Salina

Cert. Env. Mgmt. LTD

785-823-0792

Topeka

M.D. Chemical and Testing Lab

785-862-3500

Topeka

Environmental Laboratories Inc.

785-233-1860