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Sample Analysis & Training


Soil Testing

Growing a garden or sowing a field? We can help you determine what your soil needs. Drop off your soil sample at our office.

Insect & Disease Diagnostics

Have a pest that you just can’t seem to identify? Bring us a sample or send us pictures and we can give you answers!

Soil in hands

Forage Analysis

Get an in-depth look at the nutritional content of your forage. Check out our hay probe for more accurate results.

Site Visits

Do you need help at home? We can schedule a visit to your home and help answer your lawn & landscape questions.

Forms & Instructions

Soil mounds

The Extension office has tools available for checkout to help with sampling and testing needs. Most items are free of charge to use. Complete the request form and wait for Extension personnel to contact about pickup. Items include: Hay Corer, Soil Sampler, Hay Moisture Tester, Soil Core Sampler.

Our site visits are $20 and handled by the experts on our Diagnostic Team. If you are interested in a visit, please submit a request at the bottom of this page through the “Contact Us” form. We will get you scheduled. Payment can be process through the button below.

Training & Resources

UT Pesticide Logo

There is an $80 fee for Private Applicator training, both in-person and online. Training can occur anytime throughout the year. Registration required to Shannon Rhudy at srhudy@utk.edu

Certification Period

Pesticide certification runs in a three-year cycle. No matter what date you complete your training, your certification will expire on June 30, 2023.


Private applicator recertification begins January 1, 2023 and ends on June 30, 2023. You must complete the recertification process during this time frame to roll your certification into the new certification cycle which begins on July 1, 2023 and ends June 30, 2026. The cost is $30.

Contact Us

Taylor Reeder

Taylor Reeder
Extension Agent

Matt Horsman

Matt Horsman
Extension Agent

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