Texas Plant and Soil Lab is a Full-Service Analytical and Consulting Agronomic Laboratory

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Soil Testing for Lawn and Gardens

Soil Testing Improves Residential Lawns and Gardens

TPSL Soil Testing for Garden Vegetables

TPSL Soil Testing for Garden Vegetables

The benefit in crop yields from soil testing is not just for large-scale farmers and agri-corps. Soil testing has proven to have incredible benefits for residents that find themselves trying to maintain greener, fuller lawns while facing obstacles such as drought and water rationing or simply trying to grow as many vegetables as possible in their garden. TP&S Lab is ready and able to help the small-scale customer, all the way down to a single sample.

Order Single Sample Return Mailer Kit Soil Testing Online

When we first created our Single Sample Return Mailer Kit for Soil Testing, it was specifically with the one-off residential customer in mind. Our official store-front, SoilKits.com, was created solely to make this convenient form of soil testing available to order online. These one-off single-sample return mailer kits are still available for purchase from our store, and are incredibly easy and convenient to order. When you order soil testing by purchasing this kit, TP&S Lab mails you your kit containing: TP&S Lab official soil sample bag, Return Mailer Box pre-addressed with the correct Lab address, the correct soil sample form for your test, and soil sampling instructions for how to take a perfect sample. This Single Sample Return Mailer Kit already includes the price for the testing of one soil sample, and includes a $15 dollar retail mark-up over the cost of the regular laboratory test. This $15 mark-up covers: the cost of shipping the kit to your residence via USPS priority mail with tracking and delivery confirmation (you don’t pay any additional money for shipping), the administrative and handling cost for the personnel processing your order and shipping your kit, the soil sample bag, return mailer box, and printed form and instructions, and the various merchant processing and online store fees associated with the online store. As you can see, there is no real profit in the $15 retail-markup, we’re simply covering the associated cost of offering the soil testing in a convenient, click and ship package.

Order All Lab Testing Online

If you wish to avoid the $15 retail mark-up of the kit and are more inclined to do-it-yourself in regards to procuring a soil sample bag and packaging, you can watch the soil sample bag video for information on how to use a resealable quart size plastic bag for your soil sample, and follow the instructions available on the soil testing page. All Laboratory Testing, including soil testing, is available to order online with no retail markup. This means you can utilize the convenience and security of ordering your testing online without paying any additional retail markup. You get the same pricing as purchasing the testing directly from the Lab, and you don’t have to fill in the paperwork or send in your payment by hand.

Give us a call at 956-383-0739

Or you can simply call us. We’re available by phone during business hours, Monday through Friday. Se habla español. Or send us an email with our online contact form; We reply to incoming emails around the clock.

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TPSL Fires Up the New Atomic Absorption Spectrometer!

Texas Plant and Soil Lab Fires Up the New Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AA)!

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide you with the most accurate and timely soil and water analyses possible, we have acquired a brand-new Thermo Fisher AA.

TPSL Fires Up the New Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

TPSL Fires Up the New Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

TP&S Lab will use the instrument to laboratory test for Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium levels in your samples. Not only is this new instrument vastly more accurate and sensitive, but it is fast – with the capacity of about 300 samples an hour – and the data from the instrument is uploaded directly to the database!

Assistant Manager of Laboratory Services Chemist Frank Rivera

Assistant Manager of Laboratory Services Chemist Frank Rivera

TP&S Lab will be able to load 240 samples at a time – and our Assistant Manager of Laboratory Services, Chemist Frank Rivera, came up with a technique of virtually eliminating setup time – further greatly increasing effective throughput!

TPSL acquires a brand new Thermo Fisher AA

TPSL acquires a brand new Thermo Fisher AA

TP&S Lab well knows that in the farming business, you’re always fighting the weather and time is of the essence. What you really need is your reports before you take the samples. Well, we can’t go back in time – yet – but we can give you the fastest turnaround times possible in the industry – and we continue to develop ways to shorten those.

TPSL can give you the fastest turnaround times possible in the industry

TPSL can give you the fastest turnaround times possible in the industry

And if you haven’t recently seen, we’ve also recently added an entire new sample drying room.

There WIll be more exciting news about upgrades and new abilities from Texas Plant & Soil Lab later this year!

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Sneak Peek: New Equipment at the Lab.

We’ve got a sneak peek of something cool we’re cooking back in the lab! More soon.

TPSL brings their new AA machine online

TPSL brings their new AA machine online

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Water Testing Laboratory at TP&S Lab

We’re Testing Samples from All Over the World

As drought conditions worsen in much of the world and California’s agriculture takes a devastating down-turn from lack of water, it is more crucial than ever that water testing and management become an essential part of farming and big agriculture. Even today, while many farmers go under, our clients flourish and grow yield-breaking crops by applying a process of proper water management, water testing, soil fertility testing, and plant nutrition testing through petiole, leaf and plant sap testing. Come see why thousands of farmers rely on us to grow record-breaking crops year after year. Call us at 956-383-0739 or send us an email with our online contact form today.

Lab Samples Preparation Before Testing

Lab Samples Preparation Before Testing

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