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Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Laboratory

The Laboratory offers a variety of soil, plant tissue and water tests to general public and research community. With integrated effort from both research and extension agronomists, the LSU AgCenter Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Laboratory is the only laboratory that incorporates latest Louisiana-specific soil fertility research in its recommendation system to help farmers to meet today's challenges in agricultural production. The laboratory is located at Madison B. Sturgis Hall in Room 126.

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Cotton Fiber Testing Laboratory

The Cotton Fiber Testing Laboratory functions as a fiber quality testing facility for Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station cotton researchers. It also cooperates with USDA in the International Cotton Calibration Standards Program and High Volume Instrument System check level programs. It also functions as a fiber quality testing facility for other Agricultural Experiment Stations and commercial concerns on a fee basis. It is one of five designated labs which cooperates in establishing calibration cottons used by the cotton industry for instrument calibration and standardization of results. Samples are evaluated using a High Volume Instrument System in conjunction with conventional fiber testing instruments.

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