Soil Testing

Soil Testing Laboratories

Agvise Laboratory

Mission Statement:

AGVISE Laboratories offers a complete line of agricultural testing services and agronomic support to farmers, crop consultants, and agronomy retailers in the United States and Canada. We are experts in soil, plant, manure, fertilizer, and water analysis. We also provide GLP and non-GLP soil and water characterization to research firms and environmental consultants. Since 1976, we have earned a reputation for providing the highest quality service and support to our clients.

We believe that proper nutrient stewardship is an integral component of our mission. Through our analytical services and technical support, AGVISE strives to assist farmers, agronomists, and agribusinesses in their efforts to optimize their agricultural production and profitability while managing their soil and water resources in an economically and environmentally conscious manner. 4R Nutrient Stewardship encapsulates our goal to help agricultural producers and industry stakeholders use the right source, right rate, right time, and right place when applying nutrients in crop production systems. Through deliberate use of 4R practices, we believe appropriate nutrient use can reduce negative externalities in modern agricultural systems to achieve the economic, social, and environmental benefits required of sustainable agricultural systems in the 21st Century and beyond.

Ward Laboratory

Mission Statement: To provide accurate and diverse laboratory analysis swiftly and affordably through commitment to advancement and client relationships.

Vison Statement: To be the most trusted and proven laboratory resource to guide food producers around the world.

Regen Ag Lab

Mission Statement: Regen Ag Lab’s focus is to assist the restoration of our soil, water and air resources by delivering quality, integrity and accuracy in every analytical result.  Our primary goal is to use proper testing, scientific data and consultation to guide producers through their personal journey of regenerative agriculture, economic stability and land restoration.


History: Since its inception, Earthfort has worked to bring soil testing, education and products to the farmers of the world; from the US to Ukraine, Haiti to Israel and all throughout Europe, Africa, Central and South America and Asia, expanding the reach to help farmers rebuild their soils for a profitable today and a sustainable tomorrow.


Why Soil Microbes are Important:

Improving the health of your soil is essential to increasing your output, but how can you tell if you are making progress? Research shows that microbial biomass (fungi and bacteria) is the leading indicator of soil health. Living soil fixes nutrients, improves plant immunity, stores water more efficiently and builds soil structure, therefore, a healthy level of microbes increases productivity while reducing inputs.

microBIOMETER® is a low cost, 20-minute on-site soil test for microbial biomass and fungal to bacterial ratio that allows you to quickly determine the health of your soil. Frequent retesting will provide you with the data necessary to identify if your soil management practices are working.


These are simply ideas and some resources for soil testing. The Williams County Soil Conservation does not promote, but simply list them as some resources to use. All sponsoring parties do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.