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The San Miguel Basin Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: 4-H/Youth Development, Ag/Local Food, Gardening, Natural Resources and Home, Family & Health.

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Need a  your Soil tested or your Water tested?
The
CSU Extension Office can help you
with these tests!!

 

The Colorado State University Extension Office offers “free” soil containers and water bottles. THEN, you send your personal check or credit card information with the sample water bottles or soil test bottle/bag to be mailed off for testing.
Simply call our office for a bottle and paperwork or stop by our office at the Glockson Building located at 1120 Summit Street in Norwood, CO 81423. Our office phone is 970-327-4393

A soil test is the best way to check the growing potential of your garden. CSU Extension provides plastic tubes and forms for you to send your soil in. Here is the Link below for the soil test form for you to use for your soil sample if you want to use your own baggie of soil which should be “air-dried” before sending.

CSU Extension offers Mineral Testing Kits for your farm, well and drinking water. Below is the link to the Form.

  • CSU Minerals Water Test Kit.  The bottles are here at the CSU Extension Office.
  • Ask us about testing your water for bacteria as these water tests go to the Mesa County Health Department for testing. Bottles and paperwork available in our CSU Extension Office.

Here’s the link to the CSU Soil, Water and Plant Testing Lab for other Tests.

Here’s there address to use to mail samples to:
Soil, Water & Plant Testing Lab
Campus Delivery 1120 A-320 NESB
Fort Collins CO 80523-1120
Phone 970-491-5061 Fax 970-491-2930

Here’s the some information about your Bacteria Water Test Bottles. You can only use the bottles provided by the Health Department. Please call our Office to pick up your bottle at the Glockson (County) Building. Call 970-327-4393.

REMEMBER You Must Mail $20.00 for Total Coliform/w E.coli (BACTERIA) Water Sample and IT MUST BE MAILED MONDAY ONLY BECAUSE IT CAN NOT SIT OVER 30 HOURS IN THE LAB.

Mailing Address and Phone number:
GRAND JUNCTION HEALTH DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 20,000
GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81502-5033
PHONE NUMBER 970-248-6999