About the Soil Testing Lab

Since the inception of the first county soil testing lab in 1947, Kansas State Research and Extension and worked to providehigh-quality, analytical tests to producers, homeowners, and researchers in Kansas.

Read the full lab history (pdf)

Meet the Team

Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz
Dr. Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz

Email Dr. Ruiz-Diaz
(785) 532-6183

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Bryan Rutter

Lab Manager
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(785) 532-7915

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Kathy Lowe

Assistant Scientist
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Lynn Hargrave

Assistant Scientist
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Lucia Zuniga

Assistant Scientist
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Pattie Pearson

Admistrative Assistant
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Soil Testing Laboratory


K-State Research and Extension
2308 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506-5503

Ph: +1-785-532-7897

Lab Hours: 

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm