Skip to main content
image of student testing soil


Let our soil science experts guide you with detailed analyses and personalized recommendations.

Welcome to THE WVU DAVIS COLLEGE SOIL TESTING LABORATORY. We have been part of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design for over fifty years. Soil science faculty within the college leads our lab. Our lab follows science-based methods to generate soil test results that are used to generate your fertilizer recommendations. We work closely with the WVU Extension Service to serve West Virginia residents.

We are part of the Mid-Atlantic Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Work Group (MASTPAWG), Southern Extension and Research Activity Group 6 (SERA 6), Northeast Regional Committee on Soil Testing (NECC-1812), and the North American Proficiency Testing Program (NAPT) of the Soil Science Society of America. Our goal is to provide timely, accurate and scientifically based soil analysis and recommendations to West Virginia residents and other interested parties. Our lab processes between nine and twelve thousand samples a year.