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New WVU Soil Testing Laboratory Director named: Dr. Eugenia Pena-Yewtukhiw

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Eugenia Pena-Yewtukhiw has joined The WVU Soil Testing Laboratory. She was appointed Interim Managing Director in December 15th, 2015, and was named our Managing Director since June 1st, 2016. Dr. Pena-Yewtukhiw brings a strong background in soil fertility and chemical analysis. Eugenia, is a Davis college of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design Faculty. She teaches Environmental Soil Management, Urban Soils, and Soil Physics, and does research on Soil Quality and Health in pastures, hay fields, and organic agriculture. She is known for her work in WVU undergraduate research, and is bringing a research/service approach to our Soil Testing Laboratory. Dr. Pena-Yewtukhiw is excited to bring new ideas.

If you have additional questions, and recommendations for our new laboratory, Dr. Pena-Yewtukhiw is looking forward to your questions and feedback. The WVU Soil Testing Laboratory wants to ensure that our service is meeting your expectations. 

Summer Intern

Following Dr. Pena-Yewtukhiw’s undergraduate research/service approach, this year The WVU Soil Testing Laboratory selected Ms. Sierrah Gaddy as our summer intern. Sierrah is an outstanding senior (GPA 3.86) majoring in Agricultural and Extension Education, with an interest in soil science and production agriculture, in her home state of West Virginia.  During the summer of 2016, she worked with us on the webpage improvements, refining field sampling methods for specific commodities, and preparing materials to facilitate communication between The WVU Soil Testing Lab and its customers. We wish her success in her endeavors.

Improvement in the Webpage

New information has been added to make our sample processing, analysis and reports easier to understand by the customers. Please read the new information.

Moving to our new Agricultural Sciences Building

The WVU Soil Testing Laboratory has moved to our New Davis College Agricultural Sciences Building in late summer 2016. We are constantly working on keeping the sample processing and analysis on schedule. In our new website, we will give updates related to our lab move and the time required to sample processing and analysis your samples. Please follow us.

Thanks for your support.

All the personnel working at The West Virginia Soil Testing Laboratory would like to thank all of you for supporting our work. Robert, Sierrah and Eugenia.