Quick Access

Analytical Laboratory

Pesticide

 
Image Gallery

Sample Submission Guidelines

  • Approval is required to submit samples to the laboratory.  Contact 406-994-3383 to obtain approval before shipping any sample(s) to the laboratory. 
  • Complete the Pesticide Sample Submission Form 
  • Provide all information requested
  • Ensure each sample submitted is uniquely identified
  • Estimated sample turn around time is 2-3 weeks but is dependent on the laboratory workload.

 

Sample Size

  • Vegetation: gallon size Ziploc bag ~ 3/4 full
    • Do not include soil or roots
  • Water: ~2x500mL amber glass bottles 2/3 full
  • Soil: ~ 2 to 3 cups in a secure container
    • Note: Out of State customers submitting soil to Montana must complete the following: seal the sample in two water tight containers (ziplok bags work for this); print and read the USDA Soil Compliance document; mail USDA Soil Compliance document with samples
  • Other: Contact the laboratory

 

Shipping

  • Freeze soil and vegetation samples prior to shipping
  • Refrigerate water samples prior to shipping
  • We do not accept samples that have deteriorated or become compromised
  • Ship OVERNIGHT on ice or blue ice in a cooler so samples remain refrigerated during shipment
  • Ship Monday - Thursday so that samples arrive on a weekday
  • DO NOT SHIP ON FRIDAY OR BEFORE A HOLIDAY

 

Sample Security

  • A sample security report is available for regulatory or litigation situations and costs an additional $25/sample
  • Notify the laboratory of sample security by checking the box located on the sample submission form

 

 

 
 

Contacts

 

Heidi Hickes
Laboratory Bureau Chief
Montana State University

McCall Hall
Bozeman, MT  59717
phone: (406) 994-3383
E-mail: hhickes@mt.gov

 

Published: Thu May 10 10:58:00 MDT 2012.
Last Modified: Wed Jan 22 14:08:00 MST 2014