Diagnostic and Testing Services
Penn State offers a variety of turfgrass related services including soil and water testing, disease identification, and others. This section provides you with information about each of these services.
Testing irrigation waters is important for diagnosing problems that may be related to water quality as well as for assessing irrigation water nutrient content when used for fertigation.
This program is designed as a soil-management tool for homeowners, landscape contractors, golf-course superintendents, and others interested in the fertility of their soil and in determining the optimum lime and fertilizer requirements of their turf.
Diagnosis of turfgrass diseases for professional turfgrass managers is an important component of any IPM program. Download the diagnostic form here.
Plant tissue analysis is a valuable aid in crop management. In combination with soil test information, tissue testing can be used for diagnosing nutrient deficiencies and determining fertilizer requirements.