Solum, Inc. has received state soil laboratory certification for both Iowa and Minnesota for its new facility in Ames, IA.
State-level laboratory certification is an important component of soil testing quality assurance for U.S. agriculture. To be granted certification, participating laboratories are required to measure nutrients from a set of standardized test soils and report results back to the testing programs. These results form the basis of state-level certification in many states.
“Quality is a cornerstone of our lab process, and we are pleased to share this news with our Iowa and Minnesota customers” says Mike Preiner, Solum co-founder and President. “We look forward to continuing to expand our state-level certifications as demand for field-moist soil analysis continues to increase.”
Earlier this year, Solum expanded in the Midwest by opening a new, state-of -the-art soil analysis facility in Ames, IA. At this facility Solum provides field-moist soil sample analysis for all soil nutrients for growers, consulting agronomists and agricultural service providers. The company’s 12,500-square-foot facility includes a full soil preparation and analysis lab as well as business offices.
“We are very pleased with the progress at the new facility” adds Preiner. “Transferring our process and achieving these state-level certifications is a direct reflection of our emphasis on quality.”
The Solum Ames facility will begin receiving commercial samples during the second week of September for the fall 2012 season.