Guidelines for Submitting Samples

August 5, 2015

Submit all Plant Problem Clinic and Nematode samples to this address:
Plant Problem Clinic & Nematode Assay Laboratory
511 Westinghouse Road
Pendleton, SC  29670

Submit all Soil, Feed and Forage, Animal Waste, Plant Tissue, Irrigation Water, and Compost samples to this address:
Agricultural Service Laboratory
171 Old Cherry Road
Clemson, SC  29634

Use appropriate containers for submitting samples.  County offices and other companies may order lab supplies directly from the lab.  All other individuals may visit the local county Extension offices or the lab for needed supplies.

Soil Samples:  Individual soil bags must be filled to the fill to line with soil.  Label the bag with the sample number, name and address information, and crop.  Make sure sample matches with form.  Make sure to include account number, soil code, crop codes, and desired analyses on form.  8 sample IDs may be listed on one page of the soil form.  Fill shipping box completely with individual samples so the bags won’t move around during shipping.  Use newspaper if needed to fill empty spaces.  Double-check and make sure the forms in the shipping box match the samples.  If you are an individual sending the sample directly to the lab, be sure to include account number or a check made out to Clemson University.  Get more information for soil sampling.

Plant Tissue Sample for Nutrient Analysis:  Submit clean undamaged leaf tissue in a paper bag.  Submit at least a half a lunch bag full of tissue.  (Submit at least 25 large petioles or 50 small petioles for NO3-N analysis).  Label bag and make sure form matches with sample.  15 sample IDs may be listed on one page of the plant form.  Be sure to include account, crop code, and desired analysis on form. If you are an individual sending the sample directly to the lab, be sure to include account number or a check made out to Clemson University.  Get more information for plant sampling.

Feed and Forage Samples:  Submit about a quart of sample in a plastic bag.  Make sure form matches bag.  Be sure to include account, animal type, feed type, and analyses desired on the form. If you are an individual sending the sample directly to the lab, be sure to include account number or a check made out to Clemson University.   Get more information for feed and forage sampling.

Irrigation Water Samples:  Submit about a pint of water in a plastic bottle.  Plastic water bottles work best for this.  Fill bottle completely.  Make sure form matches with sample.  Be sure to include account and analyses desired on the form.  If you are an individual sending the sample directly to the lab, be sure to include account number or a check made out to Clemson University.  Get more information for water sampling.

Animal Waste Samples: Bags and bottles are available for use for solid and liquid waste samples.  Our lab bags must be used for submitting solid samples to the lab.  Do not use any other bags for submitting solid waste samples.  About a cup of liquid is required for liquid samples.  Make sure forms match samples.  Be sure to include account, manure type, storage, and analyses desired on the form. If you are an individual sending the sample directly to the lab, be sure in include account number or a check made out to Clemson University.  Get more information for animal waste sampling.

Nematode Samples and Plant Problem Clinic Samples - visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/regulatory/plant_industry/pest_nursery_programs/plant_prob_clinic/index.html