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July 19, 2005

State soil testing lab improves efficiency

The Soil Testing Section of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services analyzed 314,000 samples for state residents in fiscal year 2005. This is the second largest volume in the lab's 60-year history and the third time that sample numbers have exceeded 300,000 in the last six years. What made last year particularly notable, however, was that samples were processed and reports generated in six weeks or less. In fact, throughout most of the busy season, turnaround time remained at four weeks or less. (NCDA&CS news release)

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Posted by Natalie at July 19, 2005 09:50 AM