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Colorado State University Extension operates in partnership with the El Paso County Community Services Division to provide non-credit programming to local citizens.

The Soil-Water-Plant Testing Lab analyzes soil, water, plant, sludge, manure and miscellaneous types of samples from farmers, homeowners, consultants, government agencies, and CSU personnel then provides fertilizer suggestions for improving crop growth.

The lab does not test herbicides or pesticides.

Contact the CSU Spur Facility

Soil, Water, and Plant Testing Laboratory
4780 National Western Drive
Denver, CO 80216
(970) 491-5061

Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Visit CSU Spur | Bringing learning to life for everyone for more information.

How To Take A Sample

Determine the type of sample you need by visiting SWPT sample submittal forms. All forms must be filled out completely.

Soil Sampling Instructions

Water Sampling Instructions

    Keeping ahead of COVID-19

    This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.