During this time of reduced operations at K-State due to COVID-19, there have been questions on the operational status of the Soil Testing and Plant Disease Diagnostic Labs on the Manhattan campus. Both of these labs are open and accepting samples, however submission of samples has been modified to accommodate new distancing guidelines. Please read below for specific instructions on how to submit samples (each lab has their own instructions).
KSU Soil Testing Lab
The Soil Testing Lab is fully staffed and operational. Given that we are able to operate with a full staff, the turnaround time for sample analysis is not expected to change. However, sample submission procedures have been modified and are outlined below.
KSU Soil Testing Lab
2308 Throckmorton Plant Science Center
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506-5503
Figure 1. Location of the Soil Sample Drop Box located on the NW side of Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center in Manhattan.
Homeowners and producers are encouraged to contact the lab with any questions. The Soil Testing Lab is working hard to best accommodate the soil testing needs for everyone during this critical time of the year. Please reach out by phone at 785-532-7897 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Extension Agronomy State Leader and Soil Testing Lab Director
KSU Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Update
The KSU Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab continues to remain open at this time. However, we are working under limited operations and staff, so turn around may take a little longer than usual. There have been a few changes to our submission procedures. Please read the information below:
Please email us the tracking # so we know that a sample is coming to the lab.
Our NEW TEMPORARY SHIPPING ADDRESS for UPS/FEDEX packages
KSU Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab
1310A Westloop Pl #351
Manhattan, KS 66502
The growing season is about to kick off and we want to support Kansas growers and county extension offices. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Extension Plant Pathology, State Leader
K-State Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, Director
Chandler Day (wheat diagnostics)
GPDN/KSU Regional Plant Disease Diagnostician